Rise and shine— Wake up and get moving.
Working out in the morning is not for the wimp. But starting your day sweating it out can have amazing benefits on your body and mind.
If you are not a morning person, you actually have more reasons to start your day with your mini a.m. workout.
You get to not only tackle a day and your to-do list but also boost your productivity.
As for your health, exercising in the morning raises your energy, improves blood flow and releases endorphins (a.k.a.. happy hormone). Furthermore, it enhances cognitive acuity, which is important in increasing productivity!
It revs up your metabolism and maximizes your fat and weight loss results too.
In a recent study, researchers found that a morning workout before breakfast burns 20% more fat (1). This is because when you increase energy expenditure in a fasted state, your body taps into the fat to fuel itself.
This is a win-win for those looking to lose weight and shed fat.
According to Gonzales, one of the study’s researchers, the absolute key is your stomach is empty overnight.
He explains, “In order to lose body fat, we need to use more fat than we consume. Exercise increases the total energy we expend and a greater proportion of this energy comes from existing fat if the exercise is performed after an overnight fast.”.
With these 3 easy morning workouts, you don’t even need to get your workout gear out. Because you can do them in your PJs.
Here they are; check them out—3 easy morning workout routines
5 Minute Morning Yoga Routine
Yoga is perfect as an early morning workout routine. No doubt, it’s a great and positive way to start the day.
Yoga poses will not only stretch your muscles but also lengthen your spine. They will also provide an invigorating surge of energy that will help you crush the day ahead.
This 5-minute morning yoga sequence is a great way to center your mind and rejuvenate your body.
6-Minute Morning Workout
Short and sweet— burn major calories and fat in just 6 minutes before hitting the shower and eating breakfast.
This 6-minute morning workout routine uses nothing but your own body as resistance, so you can do it at the comfort of your own home.
6 minutes of high-intensity with no rest; 4 exercises done in a circuit will most definitely turbocharge your metabolism, raise your heart rate, and crush your fat.
It’s our most popular workout, and hundreds of thousands of women already gave this workout a try and loved it.
We know you’ll love this one too!
7-Minute Workout Challenge
This 7-minute workout is going to give you the longest and shortest 7 minutes of your life.
With a short, rapid-fire series of bodyweight exercises, you’ll get your heart rate up in no time and feel the burn all over the body.
Each set you complete is 7 minutes long.
Want more fat burn? Go for the second round.
The key is to keep your rest short and maintain the fast tempo. You’ll not only strengthen your body but also tap into EPOC to get the benefit of the afterburn effect.
- (1) Gonzalez, Javier T., et al. “Breakfast and Exercise Contingently Affect Postprandial Metabolism and Energy Balance in Physically Active Males: British Journal of Nutrition.” Cambridge Core, Cambridge University Press, 23 Jan. 2013, www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/breakfast-and-exercise-contingently-affect-postprandial-metabolism-and-energy-balance-in-physically-active-males/9DAC8DE59DEEF7926E81FF2BB2C5B7EB.