Don’t Skip That Early Workout

It’s 5am and your alarm goes off. Gym time. It’s also pitch dark and 45 degrees outside. What to do?

Don’t skip. Enough said. Harvard biologist Christopher Randler discovered in 2010 that early risers are more productive. Who doesn’t wish they had just one or two more hours in their day? Waking up early gives you that extra time to fit in what you want to fit into your day, be that working out, carving out some quiet time before the rest of the family wakes up or just finishing up some unfinished business from the day before. Many successful business people get up early to exercise. Regular exercise boosts endorphins, creates energy and helps promote better sleep.

Plus, have you ever regretted that early morning kickboxing class or hot yoga? Chances are if you’ve ever pushed that snooze button, thinking it might be a good idea to get one more hour of sleep, you’ve probably just tossed and turned, feeling a bit guilty and not really getting restful shut-eye.

If you’ve mentally prepared yourself the night before for that early morning workout, as Nike says, just do it. You will feel better, have more energy and just might get a bit more done that day. You might not even need that extra wish.

by Kati Walker, Patient Care Coordinator