Why Work Out in the Morning?
There are plenty of benefits to physical activity first thing in the morning.
“Early morning workouts rev up your metabolism, jump start your energy level and accelerate your ability to burn up calories,” said Tina Schmidt-McNulty, exercise physiologist and clinical exercise specialist on staff at Purdue University Calumet’s Fitness Center.
Schmidt-McNulty sees to it that the doors of the fitness center open at 5:30 a.m. and supervises the members.
“Early morning workouts give you a chance to put the world on hold for an hour and think about the upcoming events and activities of the day, or think about whatever you want to think about,” she said. “Exercise also gets the endorphins flowing, so when you finish you are relaxed and in a good mood to start the rest of your day.”