It’s important to start every day off on the right foot. For most, that means getting up on time but there is more to the right foot than just hitting the snooze button one less time than normal. There are some easy exercises men should start each day with, in fact, everyone should start each day this way. The exercises will help get your body stretched out and ready to take on the rest of the day.
Maybe you’re scheduled to hit the gym later today and every day this week, or maybe you work out at home every night. But even if you’re already planning on getting in some physical activity today, you should still exercise when you wake up. These exercises men should start each day with aren’t too intense and will only supplement the work you’re already doing. In fact, these exercises will get your blood flowing in a healthy way and make sure you stay as healthy as possible. Just in case you forget to hit the gym.
We all know how to do jumping jacks and we should put that knowledge to good use every morning. Start with 60 seconds of jumping jacks. This will start to get your blood flowing and help stretch out your muscles.
Simply lie on your back and bend your knees, spreading your legs so your feet are shoulder-width apart. Extend your left leg straight out and press into your right heel so you lift your hips straight up. Lower your hips back down and repeat for 10 reps before switching legs.
Start out in the plank position with your hands and shoulders aligned with your hips. Engage your core and torso, without shifting your weight, and bring your left knee up to touch it with your right hand. Return your knee and your hand to starting position and then move up your right knee to touch your left hand. Repeat this process for 60 seconds.
Simple squats can do a lot for your body in the morning. Start by standing with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Hinge at the hips and bend your knees to lower your body as low as possible. Lift your arms so they go straight out in front of you and hold them there as you squat. Repeat the process for 60 seconds.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend at the hips until your hands reach the ground. Slowly walk forward on your hands until you get into a full push-up position and then do a push-up. Once you’re back in the push-up position, slowly walk backward on your hands until you get back to a bent over position. Stand straight up and redo the process for 15 reps.