If you want to reap big benefits from your workouts, it's important to get your body moving at the right time during the day. With morning exercises, you're not only able to cross one thing off your to-do list early on but you’ll also be more productive during the day. What’s more, you’ll also be able to make better choices for your body.
So put on your gym clothes, tie your hair back and pack that water bottle. Go for a run in the morning or follow that strength training program. Soon enough you’ll find yourself feeling excited to get out of bed and workout every day.
To make morning workouts easier for you, here are some awesome tips!
Put your alarm clock as far away from your bed as possible.
If getting up in the morning is a challenge for you, why not set a loud alarm and place it somewhere you’ll be forced to get out of bed to turn off?
After you get up, get moving.
Resist the urge to sit down for breakfast, or read your emails, or check social media. The best way to get your workout started in the morning is to dash out of the door and just do it. Put on your workout clothes, grab a quick bite and get on with your routine.
Give yourself something to look forward to when you work out.
Add in a few extra treats when you work out. Listen to your favorite music, have some pretty work out gear and outfits ready, get that audiobook playing, or watch your favorite TV show while your body works its way towards a fitter state.
Don’t make your workout longer than necessary.
You don’t have to spend two hours contorting your body, striding, or lifting weights for your workout. Sometimes 20 to 30 minutes a day is plenty enough to get your muscles going and your heart rate pumping.
Warm-up and cool-down.
Take five to ten minutes before your workout to stretch and open up your muscles before getting into your workout. Similarly, don’t stop abruptly. Take a few minutes to let your heart rate go back down to normal before proceeding with your day.
Not everyone is a morning person and that’s okay. Regardless if you like waking up bright and early or if you’d rather hit the snooze button on a regular day, there are still a lot of strategies you can do so you can work out early.
Do you have any favorite morning workout routines to share? Do you have additional tips to share for exercising first thing in the morning? Don’t forget to share it with us!