3 Exercises You Should Do Every Morning Before Breakfast

Early morning exercise helps to power the body through the day, improve physical and mental energy, improve better sleep and help you reach your fitness goals. Despite these amazing benefits, early morning workouts are still not easy for everyone. This is a busy world where we all get busy doing one or two things to make ends meet and keep up with life. This is enough reason to quit exercising completely, let alone make use of your morning time. But then, if you don’t intentionally create the time to work out, you may just keep giving excuses, because there are really lots of ‘important’ things to do in 24 hours. You may not be able to spare time to exercise during the day, that’s why morning exercise remains your safest bet, especially if you are a busy person. You can always give it a try with these exercises.

1. Squat with forward fold

This helps to strengthen the legs and also stretches the hamstrings. To do this, stand with your feet slightly wider than your shoulder width apart and lower into squat. Now, straighten your legs and fold forward, while you reach your hands to the ground. Return to the squat and keep alternating between the squat and the forward fold.

2. Push-ups

Push-ups are great for major muscles in the upper body. They also benefit other muscles in the body and help promote balance to reduce the risk of injuries and pain. To do this, get into a high plank position, with your hands firmly on the ground, beneath your shoulders. Lower your body, while you maintain a flat back and keep your eyes focused about 3 inches ahead of you. Keep lowering your body till your chest grazes the floor, then push back up.

3. Plank combo

This helps to improve blood circulation in the body and strengthens the core and the upper body. To do this, get into a modified plank position, with your hands and knees on the ground. Keep your shoulders, knees and hips aligned and place your toes on the floor, while you lift your knees off the ground to get into a full plank position. Maintain this pose for 2 seconds and keep increasing the seconds as you repeat.

Spare 15 to 30 minutes of your time to do these exercises and ensure consistency.

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