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Friday, May 1, 2020

Morning Exercise Is Good For The Body And The Mind

Getting up early in the morning can be tough but it can have many benefits for your health. Discover how exercising in the morning can improve your cognition and memory.

I received a pair of earbuds from Tranya.

  Last winter I decided to challenge myself and started running first thing in the morning. This was not an easy thing for me to do as I am not a morning person. I would rather stay up late and sleep in. I was also the person who enjoyed running in the afternoon. 

 It was a fitness challenge that made me decide to exercise first thing in the day. My goal was to start running outside in the morning, Having a gym membership made this challenge easier if it was too cold outside. After a week of having to force myself out the door to start my day with exercise, I noticed that not only was my seasonal depression getting better but I was more productive with my work. 

 It was tough at first to run first thing in the morning as my asthma lungs did not like the cold but taking a natural lung supplement helped me with my breathing. So I continued to go running every morning after my boys left for school. After three weeks, exercising in the morning became my new routine. They say that to make something a habit it takes 3 weeks.

The benefits of morning exercise

+ Sleep Benefits ~  After three weeks of forcing myself to get out of bed in the morning to exercise, I discovered that morning exercise helped with my sleep. I no longer needed to rely on the many sleep tips to get a good night's sleep. I guess waking up earlier made my body ready for bed. 

+ Mood Enhancing ~  I was enjoying my morning exercise and the bright sunshine. It is amazing how the sun can lift one's mood. Exercising on a sunny day can also give your body some vitamin D which is also good for your mind.

+ Improved Memory ~ I also noticed that my memory was improving and I was able to be more productive at work.

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 Exercise in itself is good for your body and mind

 Exercise keeps your body healthy along with healthy food. When the body runs properly, the mind and memory tend to also run properly. Exercise helps the blood flow through your body and that enhances blood flow to the brain. So my morning exercise was helping my brain. 

Don't worry if you don't have time to exercise in the morning, you will still get the mental benefits of exercise if you exercise later in the day. When I exercise in the evening, I think better when I do my writing or answer emails. I feel more productive when my brain has the energy from exercise.

Music helps with morning exercise

 One thing that always helps me to get motivated to exercise in the morning, is listening to my favorite song. It is amazing when my favorite song comes on and I seem to feel more energized. Music is a powerful tool for exercise. When I have music to listen to, it helps make exercise more fun. 

Some people like to exercise with friends as they love the companionship and having someone to talk to. I find that exercising with people slows me down and I am not able to get the mental exercise that I need. I just don't like talking when I am running.

 I like using my fitness time to think and clear my mind. So if I don't accept your invitation to exercise with you, don't be offended. I just need some mind stimulation that I can only get from music.

 My exercise sessions are more powerful when I have uplifting music in my ears. So my playlist for fitness, which is on my phone, is usually Show Tunes or contemporary Christian songs that have a fast beat. I do have some slower-beat songs on my playlist as those can help me with my breathing when my asthma is flaring up. 

 Exercise has been shown to benefit those with asthma and listening to slow music is one of ten tips for exercising with asthma. Having passive noise-cancellation wireless earbuds is also something that helps with outdoor exercise. That way I can shut out all the noise, like cars, when I exercise and that helps me clear my mind for the day. Sometimes when I run, my mind wakes up right away and I can write a whole fitness article when I am running.

Running or any exercise can help with anxiety

 I am glad that I can exercise outdoors and that the weather is warm right now. I have also discovered that I am less anxious about the c virus of 2020 when I exercise with my music. The music keeps my mind off of things that make me worry. I need to remember to listen to music before I go to bed and using Bluetooth earbuds is safer than using wired headphones as I don't have to worry about cords.

 I just got a new pair of earbuds or wireless headphones that have 8-hours of playtime. I love that these made-for-sports earbuds are water and sweat-resistant. So when I run through sprinklers on a hot summer day, my Tranya will keep working. Now that the gyms are closed, I will be running in hot weather and sweating more. Running through sprinklers is one of my favorite summer hydration tips for runners. These earbuds are amazingly lightweight and charge fast. If I forget to charge my earbuds, 10 minutes of charge time will give me 90 minutes of playtime.

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Are you a morning, afternoon, or evening exercise person?

 What matters most about exercise is just doing it. If you can work out first thing in the day, then that is awesome. If your schedule is busy and you have a hard time getting any exercise in, you need to check out these 13 simple ways to sneak in some exercise

Just like people have a preference about to eat or not eat before exercise, people have different ways to exercise. Everyone needs to get some form of exercise for a healthy heart. Even busy moms can find ways to exercise with these best workout tips for stay-at-home moms

There is really no one way to exercise and while I enjoy running, you may not. Exercise is about feeling good both mind and body. If you need some ideas for exercise check out these best exercises to stay in shape. Some people may call me skinny but I don't look at my body that way. I look at my body as a strong machine. For now, exercising in the morning is my preferred time, and I love the benefits.

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Jamie said...

Music is so important in our lives! I love walking to tunes, because I forget about how long I've been walking! :)

Adrienne said...

I love to get my exercise in first thing in the morning. It is a great way to start the day and then you have it done in case motivation decreases as the day goes on.

Tessa said...

I am so glad you found your groove with exercise! I have always been a morning exercise person until the quarantine hit, and now I am mostly workout in the afternoon and evening. I completely agree about music, it make a huge difference when working out!

Lisa Joy Thompson said...

I'm a big fan of morning workouts. I've been all out of sync since the quarantine started but need to get back in the habit of working out regularly.

Marie at Complete Literature said...

I am really bad at morning workouts. But I do love listening to music when I am working out. I just need to suck it up and schedule it in. The longer I wait to do it, the longer it will take to feel better.

The Super Mom Life said...

I always feel better when I work out first thing in the morning. I feel like I accomplish so much more.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

I never feel like my body is warmed up enough for morning workouts, but I do love getting my workout done for the day. Thanks for the important info!

Cristina Petrini said...

I tried but unfortunately in the morning I do not have the charge that I would like to put a lot of fuel, it will be wrong but I can only exercise in the afternoon ç_ç

Erin said...

Exercise in the morning is so good for us! Such a great way to start the day too. Plus the workout outfits are cute too. ;)

Gust si Aroma said...

The morning excise changes the whole day! Thanks for these tips!

Nyxie said...

I love getting out in the morning for a walk or run. I find it really opens me to the rest of the day. Sadly we're only allowed out for 1hour at a time daily, after that you could be fined if caught.

Nina said...

I prefer afternoon exercising, i like to listen to music and either walk or run. it refreshes the mind and body.

Littlemisadvencha said...

i couldnt agree more with this! it's just that i really lack discipline nowadays when it comes to working out. how i wish i can go back anytime sooner...

Ckrusch said...

I've been trying to work out more and do what I can do to be happy and healthy!

Lyanna Soria said...

Exercise is quite important especially nowadays when you are just staying at home most of the time.

Priya said...

I used to exercise after dropping kids to school but after the lock down I am exercising earlier before breakfast and it is much better . Once the schools re open I will be waking up earlier to fit in my exercises before breakfast as I find a lot of difference between exercising early morning and later on in the day.

Prime Beauty said...

I can't exercise in the morning, I get too dizzy. I have to exercise at night.

brittany said...

i had planned to do yoga tomorrow morning! i hope it happens!!! thanks for this post and motivation.

Candace Hampton said...

I totally get wanting to work out by yourself! I love that me time, it is so valuable to me.

Anonymous said...

Ive been trying to get up in the morning early and do excersises, but its so hard to start with. I used to train all the time and now my body really needs it. hopefully Ill be able to do it soon.

Side Street Style said...

The morning time is the perfect time for a workout - I try and get out as early as possible but something I am just not motivated enough - I need to work on that

Laura x

Vanessa said...

I need to start getting up in the morning and doing what you do. My body needs it thanks for the encouragement!

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