Summer Loving your body 4.0

Attack the Morning 

Doing your workout in the morning has so many advantages, it not only ticks the box that exercise is done and dusted and you can enjoy the rest of the day but it also helps to boost your metabolism allowing you to burn more calories. What follows a morning workout? For most people, it’s the office or school. Hence, one of the advantages of working out in the morning is that you’re more alert during those later hours. In the early morning hours, crucial hormones (i.e. testosterone) that help build muscle mass are elevated in the body. By exercising in the morning, you’re taking advantage of these naturally circulating hormones as they’re peaking, rather than later in the day when they’re lower. It may take a cup of coffee to get your morning going, but once you’re up, there are few distractions on your way to the gym. But later in the day, any number of distractions can sabotage your workout: less motivation, fatigue, the crew is going out for some drinks, a sick child, an overdue report for work or school. You’re far more likely to be consistent with your training if you get it done early in the day rather than waiting for later.

PARC trainer Chris, recommends registering with PARC Fit 2017. This 8-week group training program runs 5:45am – 6:45am Monday, Wednesday, Friday! (If early rising is not for you PARC Fit runs evening sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm – 7:15pm). See website for details and to register.

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