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Tips for a Simple Morning Workout

When you wake up in the morning, sometimes you don’t want to do a strenuous workout, or maybe you just don’t have the time. Don’t worry, because even if you’re not a morning person, there are still several exercises that you can try. The following are tips for simple morning workouts that are easy to do, require only as much time as you want to devote to them, and can help you get exercise in before you get on with the rest of your day.

Get a Loved One Involved
When you have a loved one waiting for you to workout in the morning, such as to go for a stroll or do yoga, you’re less likely to cancel, especially if they got up early for the sole purpose of exercising with you. Whether it’s with your partner, kids, another family member, or a friend, it’s also a good chance to spend some time together.

man walking dog

Walk a Dog
There’s nothing better than a furry-faced, four-legged friend greeting you in the morning all excited to see you. If you have a dog, make your simple morning workout taking them for a long walk, and if you don’t have a pup of your own, consider volunteering at a shelter where you can take one of their adoptable dogs for a walk.

Have a Workout Set Up
Maybe it’s on a DVD, your TV, or on the Internet, but there are plenty of workouts out there that you can do according to how much time you have and what exercise you feel like doing. Even if you only have 20-minutes, that’s enough time for a quick and easy workout that you can get set up the night before so all you have to do is turn on the TV and press play.

senior couple riding bicycles

Hop on a Bike
We love a good bike ride! There are a few ways to go about it if you’re looking for a simple morning workout. The first is that you can find a new area near you to explore, and rather than taking your car, ride your bike instead. Depending on where you work and the weather, you can also use your bike as a way to commute. Have errands to run? Take your bike out to get them done, so not only do you get your workout in, but you also get those errands done and over with so you don’t have to worry about them the rest of the day.

So what are some tips to actually encourage yourself to get out of bed and moving in the first place? Make sure you set more than one alarm so just in case you snooze on your first (and second…) one you have a backup. Have your outfit picked out, caffeine all set (if you drink it), and breakfast prepared so you’re not rushing around. Give yourself enough reasons to get out of bed and you’re less likely to crawl back under the covers. Don’t forget to stay hydrated!

Michelle Leong

By Michelle Leong

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