Mornings are, to put it bluntly, hell for some of us. The sound of the alarm clock violently ringing in our ears rips us out of rest and puts us instantly in a bad mood. Worst of all, we’re completely aware of being in a bad mood, but believe we’re powerless to stop it. We have to wait until the mood burns off and hope we don’t do anything we’ll regret later.
For many people, the idea of getting out and exercising is appealing, but when it comes to actually doing it, they have a much more difficult time living up to their goals. Work, family, and the obligations of day-to-day life can make it difficult for you to face a workout when you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. By making your exercise part of your morning routine, however, you can make sure that your day starts off right and that your body is getting the activity that it needs on a daily basis.
Not only are morning workouts easier to stick to, but science also suggests that working out early—more specifically, before you’ve had breakfast—may help the body burn fat more efficiently.
Even 5 to 10 minutes worth of exercise as soon as you get up will offer you tremendous benefits both for the day and for the long run. Try any combination of the following moves to get your day started off right.
The best exercises to get you up and get you moving are those that will increase your heart rate and get your blood flowing throughout your body. Focus on exercises that will work multiple muscle groups as the same time so that you can pack maximum bnenfits into your few minutes of morning activity.
Below are the exercises:
1. Jumping Jacks
Try these jumpsquats.
Aim for one set of 10 to start.
4. The Plank Pose
The plank pose can be easily modified for any fitness level and works a ton of muscle groups at one time.