After a long, hard work day, pounding the pavement or pumping iron at the gym may be the last thing on your mind. But what if you slipped in a workout before you head to the office? Research shows regular morning exercise can help us make better food choices throughout the day, be more focused, alert, and productive at work, and sleep better at night, amongst other notable benefits. While it sounds like a novel idea, working out soon after you wake up can feel impossible. But, there are some tried and true ways to help you form and stick to a morning workout routine. By reframing your goals and focusing on creating a new healthy habit, A.M. running, lifting, or yoga—or whatever activity you like—can become a reality. Read on to learn how morning workouts can benefit you plus ways to make them happen.