Five Reasons I'm Gonna Start Working Out After Waking Up (You Should Too)

I worked out on Wednesday and you would've thought I was at the airport right before the holidays because it was SHOULDER to SHOULDER. There's nothing better than having to step around people sweating and wait for space so you aren't that person all up in another's business. 

I get to the gym at around lunchtime but after reading a bunch of reasons to go BEFORE work that's what I'm gonna start going after I wake up, before work just so it's DONE.  Need some reasons to go early, here are five reasons.

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  1. You’ll build muscle faster: “In the early hours of the day, levels of vital hormones — like testosterone — that build muscle mass are higher. By exercising in the morning, you can take advantage of this,” McNiven says.
  1. Boost metabolism: “All other things being equal, working out in the morning will help to boost your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories for the rest of the day,” according to McNiven.
  1. It’s quieter: It might sound like an obvious one, but the earlier you get to the gym the less likely you are to fight the crowds.
  1. You can dodge distractions: Fast forward to after work, and you will be less motivated, fatigued, or tempted to go with the work gang for a drink, distracted by a sick child, or an overdue report for work or school. McNiven says “if you’ve already completed your workout, you can simply roll with whatever obstacles come up later in the evening without feeling bad that you missed the other day.”
  1. Quality time: Lastly, McNiven says “nothing is more important than family. Which is why slicing off a small segment, like you can in the morning, is usually better than in the evening, when you have to fight rush hour, navigate a crowded gym, get home to shower, and allot whatever time is left to your family.”

Source: NY Post

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