Hey, listen, we get it: Mornings can be hard. Sometimes you might not get enough sleep and wake up, completely dragging. Sometimes mornings are just hard even if you have gotten enough sleep, especially in winter months when there are fewer hours of sunlight to prompt you to get out of bed. But if you think that working out — much less not hitting your snooze button over and over again — in the morning is well beyond your wheelhouse, you might want to think about the benefits of that first-in-the-day exercise to change your mind.

Here’s one change that might affect your decision: An early-morning workout means that you’ll choose better food throughout the day. You might. Sacrifice an hour of sleep at night, but the sleep you do have will be better, thanks to that workout. Why else is working out in the morning good for you and how ca you implement it? This graphic explains it.