Wake up early and get the most out of your workouts. Take a look at these 5 reasons why you should exercise in the morning.

1. You’ll Feel Great

Not only will you get a boost of energy from working out in the early mornings, but you’ll feel great from that morning release of mood-lifting endorphins. Start your day off right and get to the gym in the mornings vs. the evenings.

2. It Just Makes Sense

When you¬†exercise your heart rate increases, which means you’ll naturally feel more alert and awake. So in this case, a¬†morning workout routine just makes more sense. Plus, you won’t have to waste any extra time or energy spent getting ready for your day.

Active Seniors Photo Credit: PeopleImages (iStock).

Photo Credit: PeopleImages (iStock).

3. Burn More Calories All Day

With morning exercise, you’ll burn way more calories. According to a recent study, you can burn up to 20 percent more body fat just by working out in the mornings. Now that’s something worth waking up for each day!

4. You’ll Feel More Motivated To Eat Healthy

After a morning workout, you’ll be much more committed to eating better throughout your day. Through morning workouts and proper diet, you can easily reach your fitness goals.

Healthy Foods Photo Credit: Ella Olsson (Flickr).

Photo Credit: Ella Olsson (Flickr).

5. Get Outdoors

Take advantage of the great outdoors and rise early. By waking up early, you’ll have more sunlight for taking your workout outdoors. From trail running to walking the dog to mountain biking, there’s plenty of fun ways to exercise outdoors in the early mornings.

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