Hitting the gym or jogging before work can lead to greater productivity, reduced stress levels and even higher pays, says a new study.
The survey of more than 2,000 employees, commissioned by sportswear firm Asics, found 63 per cent who exercise at least twice a week believe exercise makes them more effective at work, the Daily Express reported.
The highest proportion of those earning above the national average wage (25,900 pounds) were among the early birds, with 46 per cent of morning exercisers earning above average salaries compared with those who keep fit during the day or evening (31 per cent and 37 per cent).
"Morning exercise wakes you up and releases happy hormones. When you get to the office you are able to face whatever the working day throws at you," said Dr Victor Thomson.