Last Updated on December 30, 2021 by Andrew Blakey
Improve Your Day With Exercise
It’s 6 am and you hear your alarm clock going off to wake yourself up for another day. “It’s too early to go for a jog” your brain tries to tell you. Luckily, you also know that dragging yourself out of bed and outside for a morning jog is going to help you in the long run (pun intended)!
Here are 5 ways that getting up and doing exercise (whether in the morning or evening) will help you have a better day!
1. You’ll Have More Energy
One of the things that all my clients have told me after doing exercise is that they just feel like they have more energy!
If you could be more alert and awake during the afternoon and other parts of your day, don’t you think that would improve your day?
Whether in the short term or long term, exercise can have a profound effect on giving people the feeling that they have more energy (this is due to different chemicals being released in the brain during a good workout).
2. You’ll Become More Productive
After a 7 am morning workout you’ve already done something to check off your daily to do list!
How great does it feel knowing that normally you’d be laying around on the couch passing time waiting for a good time to get in your car to drive to work, but this morning you’ve already done something to improve yourself! Increased productivity can be an extremely effective thing to improve your day.
Not only can exercise improve your day, but by implementing a type of wellness program into your workplace, you can drastically improve your staffs productivity by 20-40%
3. Improve Your Mood
By working out you release different chemicals in the brain (much like the ones that help you feel more energized). These chemicals help to improve your mood, make you feel happier, and in conclusion – improve your day as well!
One of these chemicals called dopamine, is commonly referred to as the ‘pleasure’ chemical. It is what is released when we exercise, do something we enjoy, or even something as simple as getting good news!
4. Help You With Weight Loss
Exercise can help you lose weight in a multitude of ways. The first way involves a morning workout. By having a high intensity workout session in the morning it kick starts your metabolism and allows you to be burning more calories not only during the session but also up to 24 hours post exercise! We call this effect the after burn effect or excess post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC).
It occurs because after a high intensity interval session (HIIT), we require an increased amount of oxygen to help heal tissues and cool us down. This after burn effect is also responsible for replenishing some of the nutrients and chemicals we used during our training session.
Another way exercising helps you lose weight is by burning an increased amount of calories we can create a deficit (burning more calories in a day than we are consuming via food or drinks, which is the equation for weight loss). We will go more in depth on this in a future article!
5. Lastly, ITS FUN!
When working out with a trainer or on your own it’s meant to be fun! Yes, it will be difficult, yes it will be tiring, but when you’re doing workouts you enjoy, it becomes something you look forward to rather than a chore!
Get out there, do some exercise, and start to improve your day!
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