FITNESS TIPS

Morning Workout

Even with scientific proof that a pre-breakfast workout burns 20% more fat, some folks have trouble getting out of bed and getting started. But Prevention Magazine offers some tips for getting a routine established.

One idea is to sleep in your workout gear, so you won't have to talk yourself into getting dressed for your workout. You might also let your coffeemaker help you out, since research shows even the smell of coffee brings you energy. By the time your alarm goes off, you can be ready to start stretching right in bed.

Once you've made a start, just working out three times will start to form a habit. To begin, commit to a 15-minute workout and see where you go from there.