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Early-morning runners more confident and more engaged in daily tasks, study finds

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Early morning exercise may make your workday more productive and less exhausting

Have you ever noticed that your entire day flows more smoothly when you fit in an early morning run? For a recent study in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, researchers set out to build on findings that exercise before work increases employees’ self-efficacy and work focus. They set out to see what impact morning workouts carry over to the rest of the work day, and their findings may help you conquer the Monday scaries (if you can avoid that snooze button and get up for an early workout).

The study

Free Woman Wearing Blue Shawl Lapel Suit Jacket Stock PhotoResearchers hypothesized that “physical activity before work increases challenge appraisal and decreases both hindrance and threat appraisal, which, in turn, increases engagement at work and decreases emotional fatigue and job-related worry.”

Researchers recruited 300 participants in the U.K. Through surveys and questionnaires with people who exercised at least one day a week before work and worked a minimum of 20 hours, the scientists kept track of subjects’ exercise levels, work engagement, emotional exhaustion and job-related anxiety.

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