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5 Interesting Facts from Practicing Tai Chi and Doing Morning Exercises


I'll start with this – there's no better way to begin your day than knowing you've done something incredible for yourself.

Early morning Tai Chi practice offers numerous benefits for both your health and the activities you engage in throughout the rest of your day. Morning exercises enhance concentration and mental activity throughout the day. Additionally, a morning Tai Chi session will provide you with many advantages that practicing at other times of the day simply cannot.

Benefit Number One: How does it affect our metabolism? Morning workouts boost metabolism, making it work more efficiently throughout the day, leading to the burning of more calories.

Benefit Number Two: Studies show that people who exercise in the morning have more balanced blood pressure throughout the day.

Benefit Number Three: Waking up early for Tai Chi will help you sleep better. Your body will appreciate a healthy sense of fatigue at the end of the day and will be ready for rest. Say goodbye to tossing and turning in bed when your body is restless! As you know, good sleep is linked to better recovery and stress reduction.

In a study conducted by a group in the "Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research," participants were divided into three groups. The first group exercised in the morning at 7:00 AM, the second group started at 1:00 PM, and the third group at 7:00 PM. Can you guess which group had the deepest and longest sleep? Yes, it was the group that did their exercises at 7:00 in the morning! Morning exercise not only improves the duration of the sleep you'll enjoy but also the quality of sleep by encouraging deeper sleep cycles. The morning group achieved 75% more time in deep sleep during the night. They not only improved their cardiovascular health but also managed to reduce stress levels, thanks to their good night's sleep. In fact, the deeper the sleep you provide your body, the more time it has for recovery.

Benefit Number Four: Morning workouts also increase the serotonin levels – low levels of this hormone are a cause of many depressive states. Morning Tai Chi can boost your mood and tone for the entire rest of the day.

And Number Five - For those who might consider exercising on an empty stomach. Research by Japanese scientists shows that morning workouts on an empty stomach protect you from developing insulin resistance, which often leads to type 2 diabetes. In the study conducted by scientists, participants were supposed to exercise in the morning on an empty stomach for 6 weeks. The scientists noticed that the participants became more sensitive to insulin and showed better glucose tolerance. Another interesting fact was that the participants in the experiment did not gain weight.

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