Want to instantly boost your mood every morning? Begin your day with a quick and easy morning workout. Not only will it get you motivated and ready to start your day, but you’ll feel accomplished and healthier as you head to work or school.
If you’re already thinking there’s no way to fit a morning workout into your busy schedule, we hear you. Lots of women don’t have tons of time for a long exercise routine at the gym. Getting in a quick 10 minute workout at home, however, is totally doable. Plus, it will get your blood circulating, your heart pumping and your body feeling better than ever. Start with these three simple exercises:
First, start by stretching for a few minutes. This will increase your flexibility and prevent getting injury during the workouts that follow. This is also a generally good way to relax and relieve stress before your day.
After stretching, do 30-50 jumping jacks. This is a super easy exercise that boosts your heart rate and is a great start for the rest of your workout (and day!).
Next up, planks. Planks are an amazing exercise because they are so easy; all you need is your own body and they strengthen your core. Holding the plank position for as long as possible (ideally 2 minutes at a time!) and repeat 4-6 times.
One last super easy workout is sort of a hack to using weights at the gym. If you don’t have time to whip out your at-home gym equipment (or don’t have any) getting something heavy like a water bottle or a can of soup can take the place of a weight. Work your arms out with shoulder press exercises while holding your bottles of water.
End your workout with another quick stretch or deep breathing and be sure to stay hydrated!
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