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Why You Should Workout in the Morning

3 Good Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Now that you've reaped that extra hour of sleep over the weekend, you may be annoyed at the fact that the end of daylight savings means that your days seem so much shorter. But instead of wasting that extra hour of morning sunlight still in bed, here are three good reasons for switching your workout to take advantage of the early morning daylight.

You may burn more calories: Research has shown that morning exercisers tend to work out harder and longer than afternoon or evening exercisers. It may be just in their personality, but scheduling has a lot to do with it, too — you're more apt to spend more time on your workout, and you may be more energetic and alert at the beginning of the day.

You'll get it out of the way: Constantly deciding between after-work plans or a trip to the gym? Can't stand a lunch workout because of the post-workout beauty routine? By working out in the morning, you won't have to think about schlepping gym bags to and from work or figuring out a time to shower before fancy dinner plans.


You'll stick to it: If you exercise in the morning, you are more apt to keep with your routine. That's because there's usually no reason to reschedule; you'll finish your workout before your day officially starts, and there's nothing like an exceptionally trying day at work to make you want to skip.

A.m. exercise may not work if you're not a morning person, but when we asked, many of you said you would be getting up early to work out in the morning. Tell us why you get up early to exercise!

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DixieAmazon DixieAmazon 5 years
It is too easy for me to blow off exercising in the afternoon or evening.
labellejournee labellejournee 5 years
I love working out in the morning! I only have to wake up an hour earlier to get to Pilates class. I ride my bike there, and I'm awake by the time I arrive.
TheIronYou TheIronYou 5 years
It never becomes easy to get off bed and go exercise even after years of doing it... Peace Mike
rickyinfluenza rickyinfluenza 5 years
yeah, right! having an exercise in the morning is the most compatible because of the cold ambiance its not so hard to complete the task. thanks. :-)
amber512 amber512 5 years
Ahh yes, breakfast HAS to happen first :)
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
I just can't. Mornings for me involve coffee, breakfast and not speaking to anyone until I've been awake for at least one hour. ;)
amber512 amber512 5 years
Definitely easier to get it in that way.
TheLittleMonster TheLittleMonster 5 years
So true! It's so much easier to not have to ruin a perfect head of hair or good make up if you work out as soon as you roll out of bead. Also, it's much easier to eat a light meal in the A.M. preworkout than it is to try running after a big dinner.
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