5 Tips to Start Exercise in the Morning

Whether you’re exercising to lose weight or to boost fitness level, the early workout routine is the way to go. A morning workout is the ideal training strategy for boosting metabolism levels and staying charged up—mentally and physically— for the rest of the day. Not only that, over 90 percent of people who work out consistently exercise first thing in the morning. That’s why the odds of achieving your fitness goals are one your side when starting out the day with a workout.

As a result, if you’re looking to get the most out of your morning workouts, here are a few practical tips that can help.

Get the Perfect Sleep

When it comes to feeling energized and ready for the morning workout, sleeping right is the first step. Good quality sleep is vital as the training itself. If you’re well rested after a night’s sleep, your body will perform better both during the exercise and throughout the day. On the other hand, bad sleep can spell disaster on your fitness and overall productivity and wellbeing levels.

As a result, make sure to get plenty of sleep during the night. To do that, you need to take conscious control over your sleep schedule. The best way to do so is to readjust you inner clock by setting up a sleep rhythm where you get to go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday—even on Sunday. The 11.30 to 7.00 seems to be the most suitable sleep schedule. Nonetheless, no suit fits all. You need to find what works best for you and stick with it. However, the more hours you log in before midnight, the better and high quality sleep you’re going to get.

Get Ready the Night Before

Nothing kills efficiency and productivity and causes mind-numbness more than being in reactive mode. Opting for this way of behaving is a sure of way of suffering from confusion, bewilderment and lack of motivation. Instead, opt for the better approach of planning ahead your actions and watching from far as everything folds down to your liking.

As a result, make sure to lay out your training clothes, running shoes or any other gear you mind vital in the clear before you go to bed at night. Doing so will boost your motivation and help you log in more time on the workout. Furthermore, doing so will take much of the guess-work out of the training, thus leave you with enough mental space to focus on the workout itself.

Start the Morning with Water

Dehydration can spell disaster on your training program. And the chances of suffering from it in the early morning—especially after 7 or 8 hours of sleep—are high. Exercising on a dehydrated body causes discomforts, muscle cramping and spikier heart rates, thus leading to dizziness, light-headedness, and premature fatigue. In fact, severe dehydration leads to serious health troubles, even death.

As a result, make sure to get plenty of water first thing in the morning. Shoot for at least 2 glasses of water as soon you wake up and always keep a water bottle near the bed. In addition, keep your body well hydrated throughout the workout, and instantly refill your fluid tanks afterwards.

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David DACK is a runner and an established author on weight loss, motivation and fitness.

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One thought on “5 Tips to Start Exercise in the Morning

  • April 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Awesome tips for working out in the morning. I can highly recommend these as I do them myself! During a busy work week, I’d one of the first people at the door of my gym at 6:30am, getting a good nights sleep and getting my gym kit ready the night before were absolutely key for me.


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