GET UP AND GO

A morn­ing run could set you up for a more suc­cess­ful day

Runner's World (UK) - - WARM-UPS -

A NEW STUDY has found a morn­ing work­out is a habit shared by 59 per cent of highly suc­cess­ful peo­ple. ‘Feel­ing a sense of ac­com­plish­ment early on can help carry you through the day,’ says men­tal per­for­mance coach Midgie Thomp­son (bright fu­turescoach­ing.com). Here are three more rea­sons to get up and go.

SKIP FEWER SES­SIONS

‘Peo­ple who ex­er­cise in the morn­ing are more likely to stick with their train­ing be­cause there’s less chance of other things – such as a lunch in­vite or an after-work get-to­gether – get­ting in the way,’ says Thomp­son. So you can en­joy that post-work drink with a clear con­science.

BE MORE PRO­DUC­TIVE

Re­search from the Univer­sity of Bris­tol showed that a work­out im­proved work­ers’ men­tal sharp­ness and time management. In par­tic­u­lar, they felt bet­ter able to han­dle prob­lems. ‘More en­ergy, less stress and a bet­ter mood will pre­pare you to take on the day’s chal­lenges,’ says Thomp­son.

YOU’LL EAT BET­TER

When we ex­er­cise, we feel bet­ter about our­selves – and that, says Thomp­son, makes us more likely to opt for health­ier food and life­style choices. A caveat: after a hard or long run you might want to re­ward your­self with a de­li­ciously un­healthy treat. Re­sist this pow­er­ful crav­ing – some of the time.

COCK OF THE WALK A morn­ing run will make you feel very good about your­self

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