How many of you wake up and head straight for the coffee machine to get your day started? Research from Harvard University has found that a morning exercise return provides the same energy lift and mental clarity for a longer period than a cup of coffee. This will set up your day in the office perfectly!
Exercising in the morning also improves your sleeping quality. A recent study found the participants who exercised at 7 am instead of nighttime exercise had better quality sleep than those who exercised at night.
Another great benefit is stress relief! Working out in the morning gives you a much greater chance of walking in to work stress-free. This is due to the rise in your endorphin levels.
How to get started?
Perhaps the greatest benefit of all would be getting a head start on your friends and family in your pact targets!!
However, we do understand hitting that snooze button is very tempting when your alarm rings at 6:30 am. But, we say what not try it? If over the week ahead you dedicate one morning to exercise before work then you will have the opportunity to develop a habit that has a clear benefit to your life.
I myself have adopted the morning exercise routine and have found not only do I feel much better. I am also loving the extra family time I get to have at the end of each workday.
Want to start this morning exercise journey with a friend or family member? Invite them to join your Pact and challenge them to a morning exercise session this week!
We can all get involved, this does not mean going to the gym, it can be as simple as you make it, a short walk or simply exercise in your home set your goals at your level and enjoy it.
We would love to hear how you got on so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.