When you see the word ‘fit person’, what’s the first image you conjure up? Chances are it’s someone who bounds out of bed at 5.45am to go for a run.
Exercise and mornings aren’t strictly synonymous, but seeing all those sunrise runs and weights room selfies on Instagram at 7am is enough to make any non-morning person feel pretty crap about their fitness habits.
Of course, there are many benefits to a.m. exercise – for one, you get it out of the way first thing, and it’s a healthy start to the day.
However, if you really struggle to get out of bed in the early hours, and you have time available at night, there’s no reason why you can’t get your sweat on after the sun’s gone down. Here are eight benefits of doing so: