You commit yourself to taking the 6:30am workout at least four times a week, yet it doesn’t ever seem to get easier getting out of bed. Your alarm goes off at 5:30am and yet all you can think of is staying in your cozy bed and not springing out of bed ready to crush your morning workout. Does this sound like you? Do you ever wonder if your alarm going off at 5:30am and getting in that early morning workout is actually worth it? Maybe you think about taking an evening class instead. Maybe you do actually end up taking the evening class a couple times a week.
Whether you are a morning person or not, you don’t necessarily need to be if you don’t want to. Those that get their workout done early in the morning does not make them any better than those that get their workout done at a different time during the day. New research shows that it is all about getting the workout in at the same time every day, or at least as close as you can.
According to the International Business Times, the study asked 375 people to fill out a questionnaire about their exercise habits. They found that 68 percent of participants who worked out at the same time, and about half of them preferred to do so in the early morning. Again this isn’t saying that morning is better. Really it is just that a lot of people like to get their workouts done before the day starts because there is a lower likely chance for excuses and life to get in the way.
Additionally, those who kept their workout timing consistent clocked 350 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity during the week, while the ones who didn’t only got in 285 minutes of movement. This didn’t matter if they got their workout in earlier in the morning or later in the day.
The takeaway from this is the power of forming a habit. When something is a habit, then it becomes second nature. When something feels so natural to do, then the chances of not doing it decreases significantly. We even include dedicating yourself to moving your body in our article on – 3 Life Changing Habits You Need to Start Now.
If you are someone that would like to make working out in the morning a little bit easier, then we suggest you check out our article on – 6 Tricks on How to Turn Yourself into a Morning Person.