Running is something everyone either loves or hates. There’s very little in between when it comes to running. Though I suppose it could be said that those who love to run kind of hate it at the same time because it is so addicting. The point is that running is something just about anyone can do. You don’t have to sprint or run marathons, go out of your way to do it every day or go too far. You can pick and choose what works best for you when it comes to running, and add it to your calendar a few days a week so that you can get the exercise you want and that your body so desperately needs. Running can be something you learn to love even if you hate it. It’s a thrilling feeling to run somewhere and come home feeling accomplished and worthwhile. But when should you run? Some say it’s best to run in the morning, and we have a few reasons why this is true.
You Get it Over With
There’s nothing as difficult on your day as a looming to-do list, so running first thing in the morning is going to give you an immediate sense of accomplishment. It is going to make you feel that you’ve done something worthwhile and productive, and you will not have to worry about doing it the rest of the day.
You’ll Feel Accomplished
By getting up and running first thing in the morning, you give yourself a feeling of accomplishment. This means that you will feel good about yourself, feel good about how you’ve done so far and you will be proud of yourself. When you accomplish something first thing, it sets the tone for the rest of your day.
You’ll Have More Energy
When you get up early to work out, you will give your body more energy. You won’t be so tired the rest of the day because you will have already pumped up your muscles and given your heart a good workout. While it’s not always best to run first thing in the morning, a mid-morning run is considered best for most everyone.
You’re Not Tired
Sure, it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning, but once you get to your run, you’re going to feel amazing. At the end of the day you are already mentally and physically exhausted from the effort you’ve put into making the day happen, and running is the last thing you want to do.
It’s Easier for Some
Many people claim that running after eating is something that makes them feel slow, sluggish and unwell. While exercise experts recommended not working out on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, many runners have said that they feel their run is more productive when they have not eaten. So if this is how you feel, running in the morning might be best.
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