As much as most of us drag our feet and groan in the morning, frustrated before coffee starts pumping through our veins, the benefits of exercising in the a.m. are seemingly endless.
First off, there’s an abundance of pro-exercise research that people swear by. There’s a study that points out how morning exercise improves one’s ability to sleep, for instance, and even a study that explains how morning exercise can reduce a person’s blood pressure. Honestly, it’s no surprise that people continue to swear by exercising in the wee hours of the morning.
According to Vitaya Manicavasagar, a clinical psychologist, “[starting] the day with something that’s doable and gives you a buzz [(aka exercise)] is not only physically satisfying, but at the psychological level, it provides a sense of achievement you can take in your stride for the rest of the day.”
So although exercising first thing in the a.m. can be exhausting at first, and is probably the last thing you want to do, one of the women in the video predicts that your mood will improve, you’ll go to bed earlier, get up earlier and even have better skin potentially.
All of the video subjects, who tried to get into the groove of morning exercise, were more exhausted when first trying out the workout. Most of them did start feeling better and more efficient at work though as time went on, and even noticed exercising in the morning forced them to eat breakfast (which kickstarts your metabolism). Looks like a morning workout isn’t a chore at all; it’s an investment in your overall health.
Check out the video above to watch how people feel while trying to get used to morning workouts.