One of the daily habits that you should include in your schedule is to start the day with quick morning exercises.
If you manage to exercise 30 to 60 minutes after you get up, then you will be more productive during the day. Exercising will improve your mood and you will be able to think better.
Because of the endorphins that are released during the training, you will be able to feel with a whole range of other physiological, emotional and psychological benefits.
Why do you need morning exercises?
Morning exercise is an excellent way to improve your day. No one will disturb you, and you’ll be a few hours ahead of everyone else.
Early morning training increases the hormone activity and put your metabolism into overdrive. A combination of proper food and exercise will speed up your metabolism.
Therefore, your body will burn fat continuously. Exercise increases alertness and will help you to sleep better at night.
On the other hand, people who exercise in the evening are usually so exhausted at the end of the day that even the thought of walking to the gym causes a real headache.
Studies show that even a light exercises, like 20 minutes walk, is also beneficial for your health. Studies also show that children who exercise before school, tend yo show better results in school.
Getting out of bed in the morning is not easy for many of you. You feel tired and you have a great desire to turn around and continue sleeping. However, exercises in the early morning hours bring many benefits and you will feel much better after the long run.
The most important thing is simply a habit. Even if you belong to people who are not morning people, forget these excuses. Reprogram the clock in your body. For this you just need a little persistence. Just 20 days after you start this habit you will become a morning person who enjoys to exercise.
Tips for morning exercises
If you train at home, exercises such as crunches, push-ups and squats are a good choice.
Choose energy-tone alarm. You do not want the beautiful melody that will bring you right back to sleep.
During the training, listen to your favorite music. Studies have shown that people who exercise with their favorite music can burn more calories per hour than those who do not.
When you wake up, pour yourself a tall glass of water. Water not only provides valuable hydration but makes you cautious and watchful. When you start to drink water, the whole body will get the message that it is time to wake up.
Breakfast before training? Yes or No.
If you are trying to increase strength and muscle size, then the answer is YES. Your body needs to provide fuel and fuel is the most efficient source.
So, your breakfast should contain carbohydrates, unsaturated fats and proteins. If you do not eat before an early morning workout, you will not be able to give their best. This means that you will not be able to stimulate muscle growth enough.
On the other hand, if you want to burn fats and improve cardiovascular fitness. Then you can exercise on an empty stomach. This concept has gained a lot of popularity during the recent years. And the general idea is that if you train before breakfast, you will burn more stored fat in your body.
Check out the video and see 5 minutes exercises routine that is an excellent way to start your day!
If this is not enough for you, you can always add some morning cardio and do the exercises that fit you the most!