Hands up all of those who workout in the morning before work? I’ve been doing this recently too. It’s nice to get your workout over early so it doesn’t have to take over your evening, but it does mean getting up a lot earlier and being more organised so you still make it into work on time.
Morning workouts can actually be better for you as research suggests that early morning exercise encourages people to eat breakfast which has been proven to boost your metabolism and burn calories. It can also help get things moving, digestively speaking, too.
A study from the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences found that exercising before the first meal of the day is more effective than after it. You work up more of a sweat on an empty stomach and therefore burn off more body fat, specifically around your waist. So, it might actually be worth setting your alarm an hour earlier next week!
Do you exercise before work or after?