“A bear, however hard he tries, Grows tubby without exercise.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
The fresh air of the morning in itself a dose of medicine to us. The cool breeze re-energizes us. The lukewarm sunlight gives us an ample amount of vitamin-D only in the morning. Rather than exercising, many of us feel its more important to do our daily chores because we cannot prioritize exercise and its importance in our life. But remember exercise at any time of the day is close but no cigar when compared to a morning exercise. Even an early morning walk can keep our body fitter than any other exercise that we do during the other time of the day. Don’t buy my words for an apple and an egg; read on to know about the top 10 benefits of morning exercise, and I am sure you will love doing your exercise in the morning after looking at these benefits.
1. Increases your memory –
According to a study published in ‘Perceptual and Motor Skills,’ an average person who exercises in the morning is expected to have 20 per cent more memory than a person not doing any exercise at all. So if you are improving your memory after just 30 minutes of exercise, why not do it, at least for the sake of your memory?
2. Increases your vocabulary –
Are you surprised? Although learning a good vocabulary isn’t a piece of cake, a recent work published in ‘Neurobiology of Learning and Memory’ proves that a person doing intense exercise in the morning is expected to learn 20 per cent more vocabulary than others.
3. More focused on your work –
Exercising during the moring increases our metabolic rate and re-energizes our body which means you get the permit to work more without getting tired. So, the body’s metabolism after morning exercise keeps you fresher and lets you focus on your work more than ever. This is proved by a recent work published in ‘The International Journal of Workplace and Health Management’ where it is stated that the people who exercise in the are 23 per cent more productive than the other people.
4. Feel good –
Some of the morning exercises help our body release endorphins which are the feel-good hormones of our body. You don’t need to do a highly intense workout for this; a 15-minute workout is enough.
5. Overcome your cravings –
According to a recent research work published in an international journal ‘Appetite,’ we can find that even a 15-minute workout is enough to lose our cravings for chocolates, nicotine etc. Isn’t it good that even a mere walk is so fruitful?
6. Take advantage of the hormones –
In the early morning hours, our hormones are at their peak so that we can use that to our advantage in making our body more fit and compact rather than exercising at any other time of the day.
7. Reduces cancer risk –
India is one of the countries where the number of cancer patients is increasing at an alarming rate. Doing even a 15-minute exercise every morning increases your chance of avoiding cancer for your whole life. Even a work published in the journal ‘Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise’ proves that women who exercise in the mornings reduce their chance by 55 per cent of being affected by breast cancer.
8. Decreases your stress –
‘American College of Sports Medicine published a work that says that morning exercises help us to increase certain brain cells, which has the ability to keep us stress-free. Being stress-free in the present world is like a gift from within because the chaos we go through in our daily lives makes it really difficult for us to be free from stress.
9. Lose your rounded pot
In a work published in a journal called ‘Obesity’, we can see that only 80 minutes of workout every week prevents us from gaining visceral fat, which in turn reduces the chance of many stomach-related diseases we suffer nowadays, including the more common acidity. So, exercise even helps to maintain the proper health of our stomach healthily.
10. Improves sleeping quality
Doing morning exercise relaxes the muscles and stimulates our body which keeps our mind relaxed and gives us a peaceful sleep. Getting a peaceful sleep in this world full of stress is one of the rarest things we can get, so why not do a 15-minute morning exercise and get it easily?
Indians taught the values of the morning exercises like Surya namaskar etc., to the world. Exercise is for the benefit of our own body, then why are we willing to slap our own wrist rather than using 15 minutes of our morning to keep ourselves fit? Hopefully, looking at the benefits, you will all be ready to do your morning exercise. Remember the saying – “A healthy mind lives in a healthy body.”