The exercises I am about to share with you have been recommended by experts to be highly beneficial, when performed every morning. These are simple exercise that will greatly contribute to keeping you vibrant and in good shape for the rest of the day.
Engaging in squats every morning will not only help in strengthening your lower body muscles but will also help in enhancing your body’s resistance for the rest of the day.
Performing squats is very easy, start by standing firmly with your feet just shoulder width-apart, then lower your bum toward the floor till your thighs are almost parallel to the floor, then raise your lower body up again. Repeat as often as you can. For a beginner, 3 sets of 15-20 reps each will be a good way to start.
Performing push-ups in the morning will help to widen your chest cavity, thereby allowing you to breathe easily for the rest of the day. Start by going down, in a high plank position with your face down, your hands and toes on the floor.
Ensure that your back is straight and well aligned, then descend to the floor by lowering your upper body and bending your hands at your elbows hold for a few seconds and return to starting position. For beginners, you may start with 3 sets of 10-15 repetitions.
3. Take a Short Walk or Jog
Walking or jogging in the morning has proven to be of great benefit in maintaining a healthy and fit body. It also helps to stimulate your cardiovascular system and enhance the smooth circulation of blood to the rest of your body. There are no specific rules to doing this exercise just ensure that you have the appropriate wear and remember to stay hydrated.
Stretches can also help out in releasing tension in certain joints of your body, especially when you may have slept in a bad position throughout the night. Similar to walking or jogging, stretching can also contribute to stimulating your circulation and in loosening up tight muscles.
5. Jumping Jacks
Jumping jacks are also recommended as being highly effective at enhancing blood circulation and strengthening leg muscles for the day. So find a flat surface, stand with your feet together and as you jump up, spread your legs and arms out, then return to the initial position and keep it going. Keep it up for at least 1 minute per set or for as long as you can.
6. Foot Kicks
This is also a great exercise to do in the morning. While standing with your feet firmly planted, stretch your right hand in front of you and then attempt to touch that hand with your right foot, repeat for 5-7 times and swap to the left foot and left hand.
These morning workouts will get your blood flowing, boost your mood, burn fat and increase your stamina.
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