Posted on April 19 2016
There’s nothing quite as motivating as waking up and seeing a clear blue sky. You’ll feel refreshed and awake and the thought of working out before you go to work really doesn’t seem so painful.
Maybe you’re one of those people that loves their beauty sleep, so the thought of waking up early to exercise doesn’t sound that appealing. But we’ve rounded up all of the reasons why working out first thing in the morning is so much better for you. You’ll not only look better, but you’ll feel better too.
You can accomplish absolutely nothing else the rest of the day and still feel accomplished. Because you already woke up early and ran three miles — you deserve all-day bragging rights.
You might actually want to eat healthy afterward. You started the day on such a good foot that the salad bar starts to seem much more appealing.
You'll eventually get a better workout than you would later in the day. Technically, your body is wired to perform at its peak in mid-afternoon. But things like work and life can get in the way of workouts at that time. When you make exercise a regular part of your a.m. routine, you'll be less likely to skip it for other obligations. And once you get used to moving first thing in the morning, studies have suggested that the body adjusts and might even surpass its afternoon performance peak.
You'll feel less stressed when you get to work. And feel better about working late. People who exercise regularly report feeling more empowered and all around better about their work-life balance.
So the set your alarm an hour early tomorrow and start your day with a workout. But of course to show off some personality in the gym, the Yo Sox team suggests wearing a pair of awesome socks during your workout.