Due to the tight schedule of activities, some people who live in big cities choose to exercise in the afternoon or evening, after their activities. Compared to evening or night, exercising in the morning provides more health benefits for the body. Anything?
1. Consume Less Calories
Researchers from Brigham Young University found that exercising in the morning will make you lack the desire to eat. The results of research published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise analyze the activity of a woman’s brain when looking at images of food and flowers, which serve as controls. Women who exercise for 45 minutes in the morning are less excited to see pictures of delicious food than those who do not exercise. Those who exercise in the morning also do not consume more food than other groups throughout the day.
2. Active All Day
If you exercise in the morning, you will be encouraged to keep moving throughout the day. Bringham Young University researchers also found in the same study that people who work in the morning are more active than those who don’t.
3. Burn More Fat
Breakfast or no breakfast before exercising? That question has long been debated in the health and fitness fields. A study conducted by the 2013 British Journal of Nutrition found that exercising on an empty stomach can burn fat as much as 20 percent more than when you eat first.
4. Lowering Blood Pressure
In a study at Appalachian State University, researchers asked study participants to run on a treadmill for 30 minutes at three different times of the day, 7am, 1pm and 7pm. Those who run in the morning their blood pressure decreases by 10 percent, a decrease that continues throughout the day and decreases even more (up to 25 percent) at night. Most heart attacks occur in the morning, so researchers suspect exercise might be a preventative measure.
5. Sleep better at night
Sleep better is one of the many benefits of morning exercise. The National Sleep Foundation says that exercising at night can increase body temperature and stimulate the body, which can make sleep more difficult. Conversely, exercising in the morning will make you sleep better, longer and better quality.
6. Protect from Diabetes
Exercising on an empty stomach is proven to protect yourself from glucose intolerance and insulin resistance, which is characteristic of type 2 diabetes. Thus the results of a study published in the Journal of Physiology. In the six-week study, participants who exercised without eating first showed increased glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, and did not gain weight compared to those who ate carbohydrates before and during exercise.
7. More Effective Shaping Muscles
The condition, according to the National Institute for Fitness & Sport, makes the morning a good time to start weight training because the body is in the main muscle formation mode.
8. Become Accustomed to Exercising
A recent study published in Health Psychology found that the most consistent exercise are those that make it a habit. Getting up early and exercising before starting daily activities, will make you tend to exercise regularly. Thus you will reap all the health benefits, including increased body immunity, longevity, and a better mood.