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Why Work Out in the Morning?

Another Reason to Run in the Morning

I've been taking advantage of the early sunrise and running before my family wakes up. It takes a bit of discipline, but it's so nice to check something off the daily to-do list before 7:00 a.m. Aside from patting myself on the back while brewing my cup of Joe, early morning exercise can translate into a more productive workout. The hormone cortisol, which helps break down fat for fuel, is higher in the early morning — it rises with the sun. This boost in cortisol can add a bit of power to your morning run, helping you to run a bit further and with a bit more speed. When you're debating with yourself to run or not to run next time your alarm rings, hopefully this tidbit will get you up and running.

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heathbar6 heathbar6 7 years
I love waking up early and working out when I can make myself do it. It energizes me and gets me going for the rest of the day!
nancita nancita 7 years
Nice! always great to have extra motivation!
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
i love morning runs because its so friggin beautiful - the dew on the forest floor, the low sunshine coming in from the canopy, plus its so fresh and birds chirping, no foot/bike tracks, i feel like i'm reborn! but evening runs are better for my mood after a looooong day at work.ha!
Little-Miss-Jay Little-Miss-Jay 7 years
I like running in the morning. I feel like I've accomplished more in my day. However, sometimes I feel slower in the morning, like it takes my legs a bit longer to wake up. http://imlittlemissjay.wordpress.com/
Blue24 Blue24 7 years
Thanks Fit, I needed a bit of a motivation! Like runnigesq, I'm faster in the evenings and usually I also can run for a longer time in the evenings... But: Recently, I am so incredibly tired when I get home from school it's impossible for me to go on a run! So I better get used to running in the morning if I want to run at all.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Hmm.. I always find that I'm much faster in the evenings !
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
I like morning run also. :)
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 7 years
Excellent news.
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