In this post, I’m going to tell you about benefits of morning exercise before breakfast.
There is no confusion that to enjoy a happy and healthy lifestyle one should keep their body fit.
Exercising in the morning is the best way to stay fit and energetic throughout the day. But when we talk about morning workout two questions come very often 1. When should you do your morning workout? Before or after the breakfast? 2. Are there any benefits to working out on an empty stomach?
After reading this article you will know the answers to both of the questions.
Benefits Of Morning Exercise Before Breakfast
1. Morning exercise in empty stomach burns fat faster
By doing some specific exercise in the morning like cardio or aerobic exercises you can experience a better and fast fat burning process.
In morning our body doesn’t have much sugar, so when we perform an exercise in the morning it uses a portion of our stored body fat. Therefore it’s a fast and effective way to burn fat.
2. Exercising in morning raises your metabolism + you get advantage of the ‘afterburn’
During a morning workout, your body metabolism increases and it remains high for some period of time after the exercise.
You can only have this process if you perform the workout in morning or workout after fasting five to seven hours.
3. A fresh start of the day
In the morning we wake up with less tension and stress. When you workout early in the morning generally you have a high focus on your activities and thus it becomes much more effective.
By stimulating your body completely, you get relaxed and your mood remains cool for the whole day.
4. Best Advantage Of Morning Exercise Is- You Will Get Enough time for exercise
You can easily manage your workout time in the morning. If you want to have some additional time then you can have it by waking up a bit earlier than every day.
5. Hungry for breakfast
Most of the people eat a low amount of food for breakfast. Sometimes we ignore it and many time we supplement it with a protein bar.
A good breakfast is so much important to maintain good health and it supplies the energy that you need during a day.
By working out before breakfast you will be damn hungry to eat your breakfast and you will never miss it again.
Best practices and tips for morning exercise before breakfast
The first thing is before you start your workout drink one or two glass water.
Have a green tea or coffee. It will boost your mood and you will be fresh to start your workout. A good green tea can help you with some additional fat burning and there are some other health benefits of drinking green tea.
Always try to have at least six hours of sleep. You can only wake up early and get enough time to exercise if you sleep early.
If you are a patience of diabetic then eat something before you start your workout.
Always prepare your breakfast before you go to your bed or make sure you can have it easily within 30 to 45 minutes after workout.
Well, you see there are many benefits of doing a workout in morning before breakfast. Although morning exercise is good anyways before or after the breakfast – its depends on your comforts and goals.
Some of you may think…
Should I exercise before breakfast?
From my personal experience, it works well with my lifestyle. I do morning exercise 10 to 20 minutes after waking up in the morning. Generally, I try to complete it within 8 to 15 minutes. Few day I also do it for 3 minutes.
My quick morning exercise routine ( 5 – 15 minutes )
I start with little bit stretching. It takes around 1 to 2 minutes. Very easy and convenient.
First I start it with neck rotation, ( clockwise and anticlockwise), then I move my neck up and down, right and left a couple of times. It will help you to avoid sleepiness.
After that, I do shoulder rotation ( place your both palms on your shoulder facing downward and start rotating forward for 10 – 15 times then rotate backward and repeat one two times.
When you finished your shoulder rotation then move to arm rotation.
Now do side bends from your hip. Left and right 10 – 15 times, forward-backward 5 – 10 times.
Remember when you start loving your morning workout and do it daily you will be surprised to see all the good changes in your body.
Let’s move on to the next exercise. Hip rotation for 30 seconds.
Now its time to focus on lower parts of your body.
Perform bodyweight lunge and squat 10 -15 times. Jump squat 3 – 5 times.
Last exercises of this short morning workout comprise of planks and pushups.
I love doing pushups because at a time it engages many muscle groups. If you are just starting and can’t do a normal pushup then in pushup position place your knees to the ground for some extra support.
Gradually you will see the improvement in your body stamina. Just make sure you try to do it daily and try some couple of times before you think of giving up.
Now you know the benefits of morning exercise before breakfast.
Let me know what is your motivation to workout at morning before breakfast.