Morning Exercises to Jump Start Your Day

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Are you a morning person? Adding morning exercises can be a great way to jump start your day!

For a lot of people working a 9 to 5 job, they typically are part of the crowd packing the gyms after the 5:00 evening hour.  Instead, consider getting up a half hour earlier to go for a morning jog or hop on your home exercise equipment or even pop in a CD of your favorite workout video. 

Your body and mental health will improve much more when you take the time to engage in these morning exercises to jump start your day.

Exercise couple pushup

Whether you are getting ready to head out to your normal 9 to 5 job or you plan on staying at home to work, taking care of your family while running your online business, it is imperative that you workout in the morning. By doing so, you will be able to get that boost of energy and blood pumping to get you going in a positive and healthy way. 

1. Eat Healthy

The best thing you can do immediately when you get out of bed is drink water. You could even, add lemon juice and some cinnamon to the water. This will kick start your metabolism even before you have breakfast. 

Eating right from the get go will help you keep on track. It will also ensure that you do not deviate during the day. As a result, you are more likely to fight the urge to reach out for that bag of chips, or over snacking on donuts or muffins.

2. Sugar and Carbs

These two are your worst enemies. Not only do they work against all the hard exercises you are going to engage in, they will also make it harder for you to lose your love handles and that unsightly spare tire you have been fighting to reduce.

As far as possible, avoid that bagel and all sorts of bread. If possible, consider substituting your sugar with such healthy alternatives as stevia and honey. Your body will really thank you for it.

Most likely, you will feel groggy and tired in the morning. The best way to exercise, is by doing a couple of quick 5 to 10 minutes of exercises. Great options include knee bends, leg lifts and sit-ups.

a) Sit-ups

Both 9 to 5 and stay at home moms or dads will benefit from these exercises. The sit-ups, for instance, will work on your core, strengthen those muscles in your mid-section, fire them up, and ensure that your body continues burning fat during the day. 

And should you want another alternative to getting down on the floor, here are 5 favorite core exercises you can do standing up.  They are just as effective to building a strong core and those solid abs!

b) Knee Bends

In the same way, knee bends work on a wide variety of muscles all over your legs, knees and core. As a result, they will activate these muscles so that you feel fresher and ready to take on anything that the coming hours will bring to you.

c) Leg Lifts

Leg lifts are also great for working out the core and rear end! Not only are they essential for burning the fat around your midsection, they will also help you get a little closer to that desirable bikini body you have been fighting for. 

Exercise Couple Jogging 

In conclusion, exercising will ensure that you continue eating healthier, having a fitter body, and fighting the urge to indulge in any unhealthy food. At the end of the day, when you are worn-out from everything you were able to accomplish, you will thank yourself for taking the time to exercise in the morning. 

What is your exercise routine like?  Leave your thoughts and comments and share this with someone you think might enjoy this information.

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18 Comments on “Morning Exercises to Jump Start Your Day

  1. Oh Lynn, you have me feeling guilty now – time to get off my butt and go for my daily exercise.. I so miss my 4 x week Bikram Yoga I was doing back in NZ.. however I do LOVE getting out in nature here.. :) another great share thank you

    • lol, I know what you mean Helen I always like reminders too. In fact this new program with Orenda has a built in email reminder; CBS Life Daily which I love. Appreciate you mentioning how getting out in nature is not only a great way to exercise but also to clear the mind and get some fresh air. Thanks for your comments!

  2. This post takes me back to my last sea command. Every morning @ 0600 PT (physical training). I was thinking back and realized why my days were not going so well lately. Time to dust off the elliptical and put it to use.

    Thanks.

    • Oh yes, glad to be that inspiration for you Chris! and getting back into shape with exercise is important as you know. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments.

    • I really am getting back to being my healthy me again and love sharing this as I learn more about how important exercise and healthy eating is. Thanks Tara for your positive support!

  3. great post Lynn if I don’t do my morning exercise I don’t do it….cause I just can’t get into in during the day… thanks for the share great info

    • lol I know what you mean LuAnn. And I too get busy in the morning sometimes so I might squeeze in 15 minutes on my bike around lunch time. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments, glad you enjoyed the info.

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