Exercising in the morning has a number of benefits. Besides losing weight and toning your body, you will feel fresher, healthier and more productive throughout the day. Start with a few stretches that open up your body. This will also help avoid body pains throughout the day. Morning exercise has also been proven to reduce blood pressure. In addition, it also helps boost brainpower. Begin your Republic Day with some exercises and feel fresher throughout the day.
The Child’s Pose Stretch - Start your day with this stretch. You will need to sit on a carpet or a yoga mat and stretch your hands out. Feel your spine growing longer as you inhale and exhale. Do this for a few minutes. This stretch works your hamstrings, piriformis, other rotators and spinal extensors. It will help you if you often get pain in the back or neck.
Jumping Jacks - A high-intensity exercise in the morning can help you feel much fresher throughout the day. Stand with your feet together and jump while moving your hands upwards as well. This will help tone many muscles in your body.
Leg Squats - Stand with your feet facing outwards and squat. This exercise tones your quadriceps, hamstrings and calves. It is also good for your hips and waist. You can start with 2 reps of 15-20 and go on increasing it day after day.
Bicycle crunches - Cycling and doing crunches at the same time target the stomach muscles. This is a great exercise if you are working to lose a few inches on the stomach. Aim to do 15-20 bicycle crunches.
Start small and keep increasing daily. Once you start working out in the morning, you will feel so good, you will not want to stop. Take this national holiday to work on your body and make a new pledge to yourself.