Most people feel stiff and slow when waking up in the morning. If you use morning to stretch your muscles, to exercise and get your heart rate going, then it will give you an immediate burst of energy and will help you keep in a good mood all day long. Choose a morning routine that appeals to you most and combines a variety of exercises.
Walking is an ancient and natural form of exercise that is very helpful for many reasons. It carries a very low risk of injury because it's low impact. It also naturally incorporates cardio and stretching with strong muscle movements. According to a study, basing your exercise routine on walking can boost your immunity because walking stimulates the production of T cells and antibodies. In addition, walking can be done in almost any conditions and anywhere. For a well-balanced morning exercise, have a couple of light hand and leg weights on and walk around the park at a brisk pace for at least 20-30 minutes every day.
You can start your day with some balance training and basic flexibility by performing a few minutes of yoga exercise. According to research, yoga is very effective for stress relieving and improves relaxation. It is also good for tightening your skin and toning your muscles as well as building strength. Since your muscles are sore and stiff in the morning, doing a gentle yoga poses is a great way to warm up and prepare your mind and body for more vigorous activities. If you do not have a yoga experience, you can enroll yourself in a yoga class and once you knew some techniques or poses, then you can do it on your own at home.
Strength training is a beneficial part of a complete exercise routine, but often neglected. According to the study, metabolically active muscle burns more calories than fat-tissue, so maintaining and building some muscle mass can help your body make leaner and prevent weight gain. Try to start a morning routine with at home and basic strength exercises like lifting some dumbbells and stretching with a resistance band and use poses that hold and support your body weight. Get a cardiovascular benefit from a strength-based morning routine, add one 5-minute interval of aerobic activity for every 5-10 minutes of your strength training.
Psyching yourself up to exercise may seem impossible, especially when you need to drag yourself out of your bed for an early morning exercise. Whether you all do the exercises mentioned above, the fact is that staying beneath the bed covers is a lot more enjoyable than doing strenuous physical activities. The key in motivating yourself to exercise in the morning is focused on making your physical activities more attractive. Check first with your health-care provider before doing an exercise for the first time or if you have some health issues. Self-motivation is an exercise. It is easy to get side-tracked from your goals, so remind yourself how good you will feel after exercising and the benefits you'll get.