Exercises for your mind and body

You might exercise, jog, walk or may hit the gym to keep yourself fit. But exercising first thing in the morning will not just help you keep your body fit but also your mind.

Here are few early morning moves which will keep your body and mind active all day long!

Stretching

Stretching is a great way to wake up your muscles first thing in the morning. It loosens your body and increases blood flow to your muscles, getting them ready for an active, productive day. Making stretching a part of your daily routine will help you begin your day on a positive note.

Breathing right

Even before you have your cup of coffee or get ready to go for a jog, try a few breathing exercises. Deeply inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. One set of this move is enough, however, if you do have a few more minutes to spare, repeat the process one more time. This exercise will wake you up completely, energize your body and also improve your posture!

Side stretches

Once you wake up, sit straight on the edge of your bed with your feet flat on the floor. Lift your hands over your head, clasp them together, take a deep breath and as you exhale, stretch towards your right. Inhale and return to the original position. Repeat on alternate side four times. Experts opine that exercising in the morning charges your metabolism.

Spine rotation

Sit straight on the edge of your bed, stretch your arms in front of your chest, palms pressed together and take a deep breath. As you exhale, slowly open your left arm, reach behind while rotating your torso at the same time. Inhale and get back to the center position. Alternate side and repeat four times. This exercise will keep your body and mind active for hours.

Expansion and contraction of chest

Sit straight, place your hands on the edge of your bed and take a deep breath. As you exhale, drop your chin towards your chest and pull your shoulders forward until you feel a stretch across your neckline.

Inhale and straighten your spine, roll back your shoulders, lift your chest and look upwards. Repeat it four times. Exercising early morning sets your body clock. So, in addition to keeping your mind and body alert throughout the day, it also leads to a good night’s sleep.

When you don’t exercise, you will feel lethargic and lazy throughout the day. This will also affect your performance at work. Making morning exercises a routine will not just make you smart but it will also keep you sharp and active the entire day, day after day.

If people follow these morning exercises religiously, then they would remain active all through the day. In fact morning exercises make an individual smart, sharp and active too.

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