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It’s one thing to be a morning person, and another to get up and workout in the morning. Exercise, along with proper nutrition, leads to overall better health and wellness. Morning people generally are more productive, successful, and healthier. Combine the two, and you’ve got one heck of a way to kick-start your day to a much healthier lifestyle.

Here are some scientific reasons why you should workout in the morning.

Metabolic rate increases, helping you burn more calories – Exercise in the morning will boost your metabolism, helping you burn more calories by the end of the day and therefore help you keep a healthy BMI.

Your day will start with a better mood – Working out causes your body to release endorphins, the happy hormone, that will put you in the good mood to kick start your day. What better reason to workout than this!

Your exercise performance increases – Heading into the work day after a workout will gradually help you become better focused and more efficient with knocking out tasks.

Now that we’ve covered the benefits of getting a move on in the morning, here are two tips to consider:

Stretch – Stretching is recommended before you workout, and even if you don’t workout, stretching in the morning is a great alternative. It only takes a few minutes of your morning, but worth it considering it can help deliver much more energy and posture improvements.

Eat Breakfast – Breakfast has always been said to be the most important meal of the day, and it’s very true. It’s been proven to boost metabolism for the big day ahead. Just be sure to eat healthy, consume the nutrition you need, and provide your body with the essential vitamins.

These are just some tips to start your mornings off in the right foot, there are plenty more reasons why having a great morning routine would have you better off in the long run – such as being a more successful individual. It’s time to start CRUSHING your mornings!

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Chtourou, H., & Souissi, N. (2012). The effect of training at a specific time of day: a review. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(7), 1984-2005.
Northumbria University. (2013, January 24). Lose fat faster before breakfast. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 6, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130124091425.htm