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Benefits of Morning Physical Exercise
It has been proven time and time again that when you take time to physical exercise in the morning you’ll have more energy that lasts throughout the day. You’ll be able to have a clear mind and you’ll be able to put that focus into important aspects of your life to overall better each day.
But finding the right physical exercise is key to being able to utilize your time, stamina and overall energy for when you wake up in the morning. The purpose of this article is to make sure that you’re putting your all into the day ahead. We’ll be walking through ten individual exercises that you’ll be able to mix and match together to create the perfect exercise routine for your unique morning.
1. Camel Stretch
This is a great stretch you can do anywhere at any time. By doing a camel stretch you need to get on all fours and round your back towards the ceiling, leaning your head down towards your waist. This is a great way to stretch your body, especially if you sit for long periods of time during the day during work.
2. Jumping Jacks
By standing with your feet about shoulder length apart, you can jump and spread your arms and legs at the same time. Then quickly jump to return to the starting position. This exercise is key to waking up and feeling energized, it will also help to tone your muscles.
3. Side Lifts
Side lifts are a great way to strengthen your inner thighs, which actually comes in handy more than you would probably think. By doing side lifts you can strengthen your stability and increase your balancing ability.
All you need to do is lay on your side, putting your hand on your hip that’s facing the ceiling and lifting your top leg to the side towards the ceiling. Do this for each side until you start to feel a burn!
4. Table Pose
By doing the table pose, this classic pose will help to benefit your back, balance, and even your focus. It’s very important that you concentrate your breathing when doing this pose so you can take full advantage of the benefits that come with this pose.
5. A Quick Jog Before Breakfast
Making time for a quick jog in the morning is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself when you get up. Just be sure that you maintain a healthy diet routine as well so you can keep up your exercise and balance your body. By fixing a healthy breakfast after your jog, you’ll feel energized and ready for anything that comes your way throughout the day ahead.
Squats are a great way to increase tone in your glutes, legs, and even your arms if you use weights. All you need to do is stand shoulder width apart and put your arms in front of you. Then you will have to lower yourself into a sitting position, then return to where you began.
7. Push Ups
Push ups are a classic that will help your breathing and your core muscles when you tighten your abdomen when doing this exercise. This will help you increase your daily focus and mental stability.
Lunges are a fantastic toning exercise that also will give you a boost of energy because of how hard they push you if you do them correctly. This is a fantastic way to make sure that you are wake and energized for the day ahead of you. If you want to be productive and you’re having a bit of a mental block, get up from your desk and try some lunges to help you stay focused before you continue working.
Even if you’re sitting down at your desk you can do some bicep curls for a small break when you need a bit of an energy boost. You could even do this on the phone if you want to do a bit of multitasking that won’t distract from your work.
There are so many different variations of crunches for for the sake of productivity and easy to do crunches, we’ll be focusing on bicycle crunches. All you need to do is lay on your back while on a yoga mat, put your hands behind your head and hold your legs up in the air. Simply peddle your legs in the air without touching the ground, as if you were on a bike.
This will push your core strength to the limit and you’ll be able to tone many areas of your body as well. This will also wake you up and make you feel energized from the endorphins that will be released from doing this exercise.
Overall, when you introduce simple physical exercise into your daily routine, specifically for the morning, you’ll notice a difference in your overall attitude and outlook in life. To be able to boost your energy and mindset for the day ahead, whether you need to be more focused at your work or for family life, these small changes will actually make a drastic change in your life.