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Friday, May 1, 2020

Morning Exercise Is Good For The Body And The Mind

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 start running in the morning and also having a gym membership also helped me to have somewhere to exercise 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.


  I also found that forcing myself to get out of bed in the morning also helped with my sleep. I no longer needed to rely on the many sleep tips to get a good night of sleep. I guess waking up earlier made my body ready for bed. I still was not a fan of the cold weather and I was happy when the weather warmed up. 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.

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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. 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. I know that when I exercise in the evening, I am able to think better when I do my writing or answer emails. I feel more productive when my brain has the energy from exercise.


Music is also good for the mind and body

 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, that is on my phone, is usually showtunes and 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 exercise 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 been also discovering 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 are able to 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 in 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 am loving the benefits.

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22 comments:

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

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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

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  9. 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. ;)

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

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  11. 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.

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

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  13. 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...

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

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

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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

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  22. 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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