Morning exercise is important for a number of reasons if you are trying to lose weight. It helps keep you motivated throughout the day which keeps you more active so you burn more calories. It also revs up your metabolism which results in a higher calorie burn throughout the day even when you’re resting. In addition, it can help you stay on track when it comes to eating right and snacking.
The morning exercise you choose to do doesn’t have to be complicated or take a lot of time. However, you can incorporate some simple yet effective workouts that take less than 20 minutes each morning, but will provide you with phenomenal weight loss and fitness results.
You don’t have to commit to an hour long yoga session in order to take advantage of its stretching, strengthening and energizing benefits. Spending just 15 minutes a day doing your favorite moves is enough to provide you with noticeable energy and weight loss results. If you are a beginner at yoga, consider using books or DVDs to get you started at home. Otherwise you can always take a weekly class to help you get the hang of doing yoga on your own.
Going on a morning bike ride is invigorating and it engages all of the muscles in your body. It’s also a perfect opportunity to get some fresh air and clear your head before a big day ahead. To keep things exciting, consider taking a different route a few times a week and inviting friends or family along for the ride. Four to six days of bike riding each week should really rev up your metabolism, help you burn fat and put a dent in the scale.
Walking is a great morning exercise to help promote weight loss because it’s fun and easy to do. Even walking your kids to the bus stop or to school instead of driving is a great way to work exercise into your busy schedule. If you are just too busy to fit walking in on the weekdays, consider using weekends. Walking in the morning on the weekends is a perfect way to get together with friends and catch up with each others’ week. Also, having company while you walk will help you stick to your workout routine.
Overall, incorporating some kind of gentle yet exciting workout into your mornings will not only help you lose weight and keep it off, but it will help to ensure that you stick to your exercise routines on a regular basis. Unlike longer, more intense workouts, these morning exercise regimes won’t get overwhelming or stressful after a period of time. In fact, doing light exercise in the morning along with eating a healthy diet may provide better results than sticking to a strict diet or working out in the gym multiple times a week.