There are many benefits to morning workouts. First, you tend to have more energy. When we exercise after work or school, we’re often tired and anxious to get it over with. Second, morning workouts help energize you for the rest of the day. Finally, it helps kickstart the different systems in your body so that you’re burning calories throughout the day.
This 6-minute workout combines yoga and basic exercises to gently wake you. We’ve designed it to be the perfect pre-breakfast pick me up. It’s not too demanding, but will still help loosen your muscles, kickstart your metabolism, and raise your heart rate.
What You’ll Need: a gym timer (free apps are available for download), and a mat or towel to lay on the floor
What to Do: Perform each move for 40 seconds and rest for 20.
Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
1. Cat Cow Stretch
2. Chair Pose
3. Sumo Squats
4. Leg Lifts
5. Camel Pose
6. Russian Twist
Cat Cow Stretch