Benefits of Sweating in the A.M.
The Top Benefits of Working Out in the Morning
With some people working from home, it’s a lot easier to roll out of bed and head straight to the living room “gym” for an at-home workout. What is also perfect about working for DIG is our “In House” gym with locker rooms attached! So, if you cannot roll out of bed to get in the workout at your own home, come over to the DIG Wellness Center and get ready for work here!
For those of you who aren’t early morning risers, it’s understandable that a morning workout isn’t your thing. But if you’re looking to start your day off with more enthusiasm, energy, and eagerness, it may be worth it to skip snooze for a sweat session. 🙂
Here are some of the best reasons to sweat early in the day:
Sets the mood for a healthier day – If you start your day with a sweat session, you might feel inspired to continue healthy choices throughout the day. Research shows that even when participants weren’t asked to change their eating habits, the ones who stuck to the workout plan ended up eating healthier anyway.
Energy Booster – Regular exercise has been proven to boost energy and minimize fatigue. Working out moves oxygen to your heart and lungs, giving your body overall more oxygen as your cardiovascular system works. Plus, it releases endorphins to raise your energy level, which may sustain you throughout the whole day.
Stress Reduction – Because getting your heart rate up releases endorphins, you can expect to feel good. If you’re feeling nervous before a big presentation or just dealing with general stress at work or home, consider a workout.
Sets it up to be a priority – When you check off your workout first thing in the morning, you’re making it a priority to get physical activity in. Workouts can be the first item on the to-do list, but somehow it continuously gets moved to tomorrow. It also helps boost your confidence because you’ve completed a hard activity early in the day!
Increased focus – If you need to get hyper-focused for a work meeting or make important decisions, a morning workout could help you do it. A morning exercise has been shown to improve attention, visual learning, and decision-making skills.
Better sleep at night – Having issues sleeping? Consider getting in an early morning workout to sleep better later on that night. One study found that adults who exercised at 7 a.m. got better sleep and more deep sleep.
Lower blood pressure – For overweight individuals, a morning exercise routine may be the answer to get your blood pressure number in the normal range. Combining morning exercise with short walking breaks can help control blood pressure. A basic treadmill walk for 30 minutes in the morning can help!