How to Develop Morning Exercise Habit

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With the ever-growing stress and intensity of our jobs and everyday lives, time is becoming a much treasured commodity. Because we are constantly “out of time”, many people feel too overwhelmed with their daily tasks and job obligations to make a space in their schedules for exercising or running.

But, the fact is that one shouldn’t neglect their body, fitness level and overall wellbeing because of the lack of time. In order to stay in shape, improve your flexibility, tone your body and release yourself from the stress, implementing some form of exercise on a daily basis is a must.

You do not need to spend hours and hours of strenuous training. All it takes is establishing a fitness routine which includes workouts, runs or other activities 3 or more times per week.

One way to stick to your fitness regimen without this affecting your work and other daily chores and activities is to get up pre-dawn or just an hour or so earlier in the morning, and do your


workout or go out for a run then. This will give you an early start, and will energize your body and boost your metabolism, so that you can go on with your daily schedule as normal in time.

The problem which many people have is developing the habit of exercising or running early in the morning.

Here are some tips which will help you adapting this new exercise routine in your life:

  • Set as many alarms as you need to make sure that you wake up in time, and place them somewhere within your reach, so that you need to get up to turn them off.
  • Prepare your morning snack on the night before and set the timer of your coffeemaker for earlier as well.
  • Also, lay out all your exercise clothes, gear, shoes, your mp3 player, phone and anything else you need for your workout or for your run before you get to bed, so that you don’t lose time looking for this and that in the morning hours.
  • Do not be tempted to check your Facebook profile, your e-mail, or start browsing through your favorite social media timelines. This could take more time than you intended, which will lead to a delay in your whole daily schedule.


    By adding just a little bit of effort to your morning program, you will soon feel the impact this effort is having on your body, your fitness level, your energy level and your overall wellbeing! Your body will continue burning the calories from the exercise for about 14 hours after training, so you can rest assure that the food you consume will be used to replenish the body, rather than be stored under the form of fat.

  • Consider going to bed earlier than usual. Try to relax with some soothing music and go to sleep earlier, so that waking up earlier isn’t such a painful experience for you.
  • Find a running or training buddy to join you. Having a friend with you for your early workouts or runs is definitely motivating, and will make you feel guilty for letting the person down by skipping a training session. Also, working out with a friend is fun, because you can catch up on the latest gossip and news early on in the day.
  • Keep in mind that at first all new initiatives seem difficult, but in time as you get into the habit of getting up early and exercising early, you will find that it will actually grow on you, and you will be anticipating it every time.
  • Keep track of your runs or training performance, and enjoy reaching your goals and watching the improvement you are making.

About the author: Cara is addicted to running and healthy food, loves taking pictures, writing, and spending quality time with her family. She writes about running at ComfortHacks and about sports gear and other sports related topics for Fitaholic Gear.

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