Being fit today is extremely popular. Such healthy trends can’t help but amaze and satisfy us, as more people start to understand the importance of being healthy. But apart from being just a trend followed by almost everybody, exercising is actually something you follow not just as a trend, but as an essential tool to help your body function properly.
Such nice tendencies in our society have already started to pay off. Reportedly, 73% of Americans exercise every day, and half of the survey participants are morning exercisers. Morning exercises are considered to be the most powerful ones, and there are quite many reasons, why. But all the usefulness of morning exercise actually comes down to these particular reasons:
- It Improves Memory
This is not just a plain statement, this is a fact supported by science itself. Everyone knows that exercise is a primary tool to shape the body and build stamina. But there’s actually something more to it.
Any exercise is recognized by our bodies as a stress factor, which immediately triggers our brains to release a protein called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). This protein is released when the brain thinks that you’re being attacked or suffering from a wound. This protein is also a reparative mechanism for memory neurons, thus improving your memory.
This is one of the reasons why exercise is offered as a preventive method from Alzheimer’s disease. The reason to do exercises in the morning is actually because you’re having the whole workday ahead of you, and you’ll need an ability to think faster and better to improve your productivity.
- It Improves Metabolism
Many people whose works involve sitting at the desk for the whole day, often say that they suffer from a slow metabolism. Sitting is the new smoking, they say, and it is the bitter truth of our century. But how does exercise improve your metabolism? How does it work exactly?
As a strong stress factor (in a good way), exercise influences the cell regeneration process and actually speeds it up. That’s why people say that they often feel hungry after they exercise properly. Apart from them, certain types of exercises improve the work of intestinal tract, thus helping you get rid of toxins.
Doing exercises in the morning will help you wake up and will launch the metabolism process. Besides, all the food you eat after will become more nutritious, but make sure to avoid fast food and sugary foods.
- It Increases Energy Levels
If you’re looking for a way to feel more active in the morning, then morning exercise is the best choice for you. “I often write my essay or any other assignment in the morning, and I notices that a cup of strong coffee doesn’t work for me”, says Angela Atkins, a student. “Thanks to morning exercise I feel more energized and manage to do everything in time and not to skip anything”
No one wants a sleepy tired employee at work. And if you feel this way every time, you better start exercising in the morning!
- It Helps to Cope With Stress
It’s been known for a while now that exercise is a great coping mechanism when it comes to feeling stressed or even depressed. Anxiety and Depression Association of America claims that regular exercise can reduce stress levels by 20-30 percent or even more!
When you exercise, it helps you become more resistant to stress and sudden mood swings. Doing it in the morning is a great way to prepare your body and mind for the day ahead. We all know how stressful any day can be, as we never know what to anticipate. Doing exercises in the morning works as a kind of a shield for our mind, helps us think more positively and improves mood in general.
- It Helps You Sleep Better
Having trouble falling asleep? Doing regular morning exercises is a great solution for that. A research that involved overweight women aged from 50 to 70, who regularly exercised in the morning, has shown that they fell asleep faster than those who exercised in the evening.
This involves the “energizing” factor of the exercise. It fills your body with energy to function long enough, think of it as a waking up time for your body. And if you’re doing exercise in the evening, you’ll have enough energy to work all night. So the time you exercise directly influences the quality of your sleep.
If you’re only starting the way to a healthier life, following the routine of morning exercises will make this way much easier. You’ll feel how much your body is thankful and the results will show soon enough. Morning exercise is a great motivation to keep moving and feel a healthier, happier life.
Tom Jager is professional blogger. He works at Awriter. He has degree in Law and English literature. Tom has written numerous articles/online journals. You can reach him at G+ or Facebook.