What is it about morning jogs that are so incredibly effective? Why are they so popular, and why do they allow people to achieve their goals so much more efficiently than if they were to do them at any other time of the day? Is it just the magic of the morning air? Here’s why morning jogs are as effective as they are, and why they’ve stood the test of time.
The first thing that’s important to point out is that they’re incredibly convenient in a practical sense. When you live in the real world, you generally don’t have much time to do anything, from taking care of your kids to working a 9 to 5 job most days of the week. When you get up early in the morning, you’re able to get your workout done before any of your other responsibilities kick in.
They’re Mentally Motivating
One of the reasons that people have such trouble maintaining consistent workout plans is because they’re always saying, “I’ll do it later.” This is just human nature, and unfortunately, we often don’t get around to doing the plans we said we would do. But when you do it in the morning, you get it out of the way. You beat that other “voice” to the punch. Before you’ve even had the semblance of considering another possibility, you’ve trained yourself to get your goal done bright and early.