Morning exercise has many benefits: you’ll get your workout out of the way, you’ll feel energized throughout the day, and you may even burn more fat. A recent study by two British universities found that exercising before breakfast, while your body is still in a fasted state, can help maximize the health benefits you gain. The main points:
Before breakfast you have lower insulin levels, allowing your body to use up more fat from adipose tissue and muscles during your workout.
Exercising before breakfast may improve your insulin sensitivity, having the potential to reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes.
Note that the fat-burning benefits will not lead to significant weight loss without monitoring your overall food intake.