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5 Morning Workouts that you should do for All-Day Energy
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Studies show that if you work out in the morning, you are more likely to have an improved mood throughout the day. You will be filled with more energy & you will be able to perform better. Research suggests that exercise is very effective in helping the symptoms of depression. It plays a definite role in not only treating it but preventing patients from relapsing. Doing exercise for as little as 30 minutes in the day will help in feeling great.

Morning Workout

Nothing is more productive than waking up early in the morning & getting on your toes. Freshness and pureness that comes with the morning breeze, the sound of chirping birds chirping, observing the beauty of the rising sun all leave an electric effect on your body & soul. Morning workouts have a higher capacity for boosting energy.

It reduces the overall feeling of lethargy and makes you more productive at work. Your brain works way faster, enabling you to enhance decision-making & uplifting your depressed mood. A strict morning exercise routine improves metabolism, also prevents the accumulation of fat. It breaks the spell of being static & rigid that you have been throughout the night.

The human body is also machinery, if you do not use all of its bones & muscles, slowly and steadily they will start getting atrophied & lose their mobility. Exercise and stretching act as a lubricant that your joints and muscles need.

Crucial hormones such as testosterone are in higher concentration in the morning; it helps in building muscle. Working out in the morning will allow you to take advantage of the naturally circulating hormones at their peak.

 Another reason for exercising in the morning is you will have more time for carrying out the rest of the activities throughout the day. Also, your metabolic rate will kick in, you will be able to burn more calories afterward. We have listed some energy-boosting morning workouts that you should do after getting in your workout clothes.

1)   Do light jog or a Run

Any physical activity done outside closer to nature reaps more benefits than working indoors. It lets you connect with nature in a better way but running on an elliptical inside is also good. If you aren’t already into running, start.

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 If you don’t want to do the jog, if you don’t want to, either walk. You can start at a slower pace and increase your intensity gradually. Depending upon your goals and fitness program. Jogging and running are some of those activities that you can do at any age. And the health benefits it offers are considerable. It builds your bones stronger, helps in maintaining your weight, regulates your heart health, and also keeps your blood pressure in check.

2)   Cat Camel Stretch

Stretches are highly effective for toning muscles & injury prevention. Stretching, in general, is of two types: static or dynamic. Cat and camel stretch is a type of dynamic workout. That’s why it should be done particularly during the early hours of the day. We won’t say they aren’t beneficial at any other time of day, but performing them in the morning in your workout clothes would magnify the benefits. This stretch works well for your spinal flexibility & an amazing warm-up activity.

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Start this exercise by kneeling on your all fours. Then round the back the same as a camel in a way that the head will try to meet the pelvis. After that lower & lift the head in a way that your lower becomes arched. It’s a cat position. Perform these moves slowly & smoothly.

3)   Mountain Climbers

For performing this exercise firstly, get into the regular plank position & pull your right knee upwards closer towards the stomach. Repeat the moment with your left knee & keep on doing it like you are climbing some mountain. It’s a core strength and toning exercise.

Start this exercise by going down into the plank position by placing your shoulders directly above your hands & wrists. While maintaining your spine in a neutral position. Then engage the core by lifting the right knee, and try bringing it up toward the elbow. Then return your right to the position from where you started. And simultaneously drive the left knee up closer to your left elbow. Then keep on switching your legs for 30-seconds, pick up your pace till it feels as if you are running in a place.

4)   Lateral Lunges

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Start this exercise by standing tall on your feet open at a hip distance apart. Then take a step out to your left. Bend the left knee while pushing the hips back. Make sure you keep your feet flat on the ground while performing the lunge. Then push off your left leg to return to the standing position. Do 10 lunges on each side.

5)   Glute Bridge

Start performing this exercise by laying your face towards the floor, and your knees bent & feet flat on the floor. Place your arms at the side with both of your palms down. Then lift the hips, until the knees, hips & shoulders come in a straight line. Then squeeze the glutes while keeping the abs drawn. Hold your position to 5-10 secs before you ease yourself back down.

Studies show that if you work out in the morning, you are more likely to have an improved mood throughout the day. You will be filled with more energy & you will be able to perform better. Research suggests that exercise is very effective in helping the symptoms of depression. It plays a definite role in not only treating it but preventing patients from relapsing. Doing exercise for as little as 30 minutes in the day will help in feeling great.

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  1. Scott Bird

    I love working out in the morning – great way to start the day.

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