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Work outs and exercise routines can be done at different times of the day. If you choose to make an exercise plan in the morning, make sure that you are up to it. Here are factors and exercise tips you have to know should you choose to do your fitness routines in the morning.

Mornings are best for those who can rise at the first sound of the alarm clock, ready to take on the challenges of the world. Often referred to as the "morning person," this type of person has the energy and the mental capacity to head to the gym as part of their exercise plan and deal with weightlifting equipment that, let's face it, can be a bit confusing at times. They are also able to jump right into an aerobics class and comprehend the routines being performed at 160 beats per minute.

Commute time and type of work also play into morning workouts exercise plan. If you must travel for an hour before you get to the office and you must be there by 7 a.m. That means you leave the house by 6 a.m. If you want to be at the gym at 6a.m. to work out, before you get to the office, that means leaving the house at 5 a.m. Many people do it, but if even thinking about getting up before 5 a.m. sends shivers down your spine, then the morning work out may not be for you.

Still not sure if you are a morning person or not? Here's a little test. Do you need at least one cup of coffee before you speak to another member of your household? If you answered yes, you are not a morning person.

As working out does not necessarily mean going to a health club, there is a good way you can jump start your metabolism and start the day with a bounce to your step-take a walk--ten minutes, 20 minutes, half an hour… how much time can you spare for your exercise plan? On a good weather, this is also a great way to get in some quality time with your family before heading off for a long day at the office. Have your kids follow you on their bikes or inline skates. Push the little ones in a stroller. Link your arm through your partner's arm and enjoy the sense of closeness. When the weather does not permit you to go outside, or if social conditions make walking on the streets nearly impossible, you may think of investing on a treadmill. Anyway, walking costs nothing, and is a great way to start the day.