It’s common knowledge that performing a few simple exercises at the start of the day can help keep the energy up and make you feel great throughout the rest of the day. Unfortunately, not enough people bother with a morning routine, as many don’t realize just how much of an impact a bit of discipline and consistency can make.
While it can be challenging to focus on a healthier lifestyle when there are so many responsibilities throughout the day, you’d benefit a great deal from a few hassle-free exercises in the morning. Here are just a couple of activities that can prepare you for the rigors of a new day and provide a foundation for a healthier lifestyle!
Another hassle-free exercise for those without too much time and patience for complicated movements, the jumping jack involves standing with your feet together, and then jumping while spreading your legs and raising your arms before you land. Afterward, jump again, though returning both your legs and arms to its original position. It’s an easy exercise that benefits your cardiovascular system alongside toning a few key muscles!
If you aren’t afraid of getting down and dirty, push-ups are one of the most effective exercises out there, as it can help tone many muscle groups at once. Start by laying on the ground while propping yourself up with your arms. Afterward, slowly bring yourself down, before once again pushing yourself up with your arms – hence the name. An easier version would be to rest on your knees rather than toes.
The morning walk
If you aren’t the type to enjoy any kind of strenuous exercise in the morning, one of the easiest ways to get exercise in without any of the hassle would be to go for a walk. A morning walk does more than kick-start the body for the day to come – it’ll also help clear your mind and give you a fresh new perspective to start the day. If you don’t have too much time in the morning to get a good walk in, you could also try for a morning jog! It’ll get the heart pumping and give your metabolism the boost it needs.
One of the interesting things about leg squats is that it does not look like a difficult exercise, but if you try it a few times with little to no experience you’ll quickly figure out how effective it is at working up a sweat. You start by standing with your feet slightly spread out from your hips. With your arms in front of you, slowly lower yourself down as though you were going to sit until you reach about ninety degrees, then slowly lift yourself back up. Similar to the push-ups, you don’t need to do it for an extended amount of time to kick start your body for the day.
While many aren’t too keen on the idea of working up a sweat in the morning, you don’t need complicated exercises to get the job done. The list above will help prepare you for the rest of the day, giving you the energy that you need to take on the day’s responsibilities.