Advantages and Disadvantages of Running in the Morning

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Running is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is also the first exercise you think about when you try to lose weight. It is a highly rated form of exercise that not only makes you lose weight but also keeps your cardiovascular system healthy.

Starting your day with running requires an immense amount of discipline. Ask anyone going into running for the first time and they will tell you that lacing up those running shoes a few minutes after waking up is the hardest thing to get used to.

This difficulty does not last long though. If a runner has enough willpower to survive his first 10 minutes of running then everything will go along smoothly. The runner will be warmed up and the body will want to start to run some more.

Beware of Distractions

Distractions are the number enemy of a runner. Anything from news, email or even your spouse can distract you from running. However doing it first thing in the morning allows you to completely isolate yourself from the sleeping world. This is especially true if you wake up and start running before sunrise.

Running in the morning also is a great way to rev up our metabolism for the entire day. Once you get your engines running you will feel highly energetic the whole day. This of course requires you to have a long restful sleep beforehand. Your performance at work, class or at sports will be much higher if you literally start the day running.

Having to wake up early in the morning prevents people from running. Since most of the industrialized world is sleep deprived it is extremely difficult for a runner to gather up enough energy to mount on their running shoes and run.

Get Enough Sleep

Also shortening your sleep so you can run early will not be good for your heart in the long run. This plays as a disadvantage to most people since most people sleep well past midnight. Even if you did not get heart problems from sleep deprivation, running whilst sleepy can be extremely hazardous to a runner. There have been many cases of runners getting hit by a vehicle or even just banging their heads into light posts.

Early morning running might also entail breathing a lot of polluting smoke from vehicles if your route runs by a busy rush hour street. If you run at a busy gym line at the treadmill might mean a lot of time wasted waiting for your turn.

If you are able to deal with the disadvantages of running in the early morning hours then scheduling your running schedule at this time will work to your advantage. Waking up early and running reduces, if not eliminates, all distractions while giving you the metabolism edge throughout the day.

Source by Al M. Kind

Note From Brigadoon Fitness

Is it better to run in the morning? According to research it is. There are many benefits of running in the morning, such as:

    • Running in the morning aids your mental focus and increases your work productivity throughout the day.
    • It improves your sleep quality, promotes better moods and you will have improved stamina.
    • Lowers stress levels, as well as reduces depression and anxiety.
    • Lose weight and body fat. Exercising in the morning helps increase fat burn compared to working out in the evening. One 30 minute run can kick start your metabolism.

But what happens if you live in the north and it snows or rains during the winter? Do you really want to go outside when it’s dark and cold? That’s where a treadmill comes in. With a treadmill you can still run in the early morning, but you can do it from the comfort of your home. Brigadoon Fitness offers many types of treadmills for you to choose. Here are some of the most popular.

True Fitness Treadmill – TPS1000  



True Fitness TPS1000 treadmill

The True Fitness Treadmill TPS1000 offers affordable quality without skimping on premium technology and engineering for your home fitness needs. This is an affordable treadmill that will last for years to come.





Cascade Ultra Runner Curved Treadmill

Cascade Ultra Runner Treadmill

For those of you looking for a smaller footprint both physically and environmentally. This self powered curved treadmill offers you the option of adding 4 levels of resistance for a more intense workout.





 True Fitness Alpine Runner – TI1000

Incline treadmill
True Fitness Alpine Runner – TI1000


This Incline Treadmill delivers a dynamic workout for users while also being easy to monitor and maintain. With a 30% incline and a 3% decline, the True Fitness Alpine Runner provides a more challenging workout and is one of the best incline treadmills on the market.

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