Research says that the best time to work out is in the morning. The benefits are huge. You feel active and fresh the whole day. That sluggish metabolism gets an early morning kick start. What more can you ask for? Most people who are into regular exercising will agree that early mornings are the best time to work out because that’s when most of us have the time for ourselves. The rest of the day is eaten up by the very many chores and responsibilities to be fulfilled. Sounds ideal, right? In spite of knowing all the numerous benefits that are laid out, it is still hard to get into the habit of rising early.
Though it would be great to rise at the crack of dawn, it is difficult to keep that appointment. There are a few practical tips one can use to be an early riser. Once it becomes a routine of rising early our internal clock gets adjusted to it and it will be automatic to rise at the same early hour every day.
The night before plays an important role to wake up feeling fresh and bright. Your body requires it’s eight hour of sleep. So don’t deprive your body of it. Hit the bed early or at least two hours before midnight. Your body will thank you for it and will co operate with you the next morning.
Also eat light two hours before you call it a day. Eating light and eating it early is crucial to rising early. When you eat at least two hours before you sleep your body gets enough time to digest the food before it goes onto the “sleep mode” and eating light means lesser work for your body the digestion and assimilation is a long drawn out process than imaginable. Eating light and early gives your body time to do the repair work it is meant to be doing during your sleep. Once you follow this pattern you will be to a certain extent be able to rise early feeling happy and rejuvenated.
Listen to your body. It is sending you a lot of signals all the time. Tune yourself to hear it. Tell yourself “ Get up at sunrise” . You will be surprised that you will automatically become alert at that time. Stick to rising early for a few days. Before you know it will become a habit a good habit that is very beneficial to your health.
Get your exercise gear ready the previous night. That will save precious early morning minutes spent in getting organized. When you see your shoes and work out clothes ready and waiting for you, you will find it easier to follow your plan to get out of the house.
It is a good idea to have a small snack before you embark on your work out routine. A banana or cereals will do. It kick starts your metabolism and an early start means more calories are burnt through the day.