50 Ways to Get out of bed for a morning workout

50 Ways To Get Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

break bad habits, build good habits - motivational reminder on colorful sticky notes - self-development conceptWorking out in the morning may seem unappealing at first, but once you get yourself into the routine, you won’t want to break the habit!

Morning exercise can help boost your metabolism for the rest of the day as well as increase serotonin levels for the mind, which will leave you feeling happier and more focused throughout the day.

So here are some ways you can ease yourself into a morning workout routine that will help you lead a healthier and more productive lifestyle.

6 Ways You Can Ease Yourself into a Morning Workout Routine

The Night Before

Prepare your breakfast or smoothies the night before and avoid caffeine, alcohol or high fat foods that can make you feel sluggish after some time. Also keep a bottle of water by your bed to re-hydrate yourself as soon as you wake up.

Alarm Hacks

Wake Up! Beat the alarm
Step 1 to establishing a morning routine… WAKE UP!

You can use an alarm to ease yourself into an early morning routine. If you usually get up at 7 am but want to aim for a 6 am start, gradually work yourself down by starting your alarm at 0655 on the first day, then 0650 the next day and so on. Leaving your alarm clock on the other side of the bedroom can also spur you into action.

Getting up

You can start your warm up with some stretches as soon as you wake up – be sure to stretch so you can minimize those aches and pains during the day that might put you off going back! Wash your face with cold water to reawaken your senses and if you’re a music fan, create a high-energy, motivating playlist to play while you get ready.

Food

Morning Power Smoothie - Green Machine
Power up your morning with a green smoothie

A pre-made green smoothie is a perfect energy boost, or a banana if you are low on time. Gluten-free bread topped with protein rich food such as eggs and almond butter, as well as avocado will also give you the fuel boost you need.

Technology

Relaxation and meditation apps are great for aiding sleep, so if your mind is running askew, put on some soothing sounds and focus on them. MyFitnessPal is a good app for tracking calories you eat and burn at the gym. Also check in at the gym on Facebook for a satisfying social media boost!

Environment

If you’re not a fan of machinery, but you do have a dog, use them as perfect motivation to get up in the morning for some cardio-filled fun! Change up your morning routine to keep every muscle group working and also to help avoid any monotony. It’s also important to keep your bedroom stress-free by leaving work and TV to other areas of the house. This will help your mind associate the bedroom with relaxation only for a better night’s sleep.

50 Ways to Get out of Bed for a Morning Workout – the Ultimate Infographic

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  • You make two great points in the second paragraph about how working out in the morning helps to boost the metabolism for the rest of the day, as well as increase serotonin levels. I never really thought of how a morning workout would benefit me throughout the day, but I suppose it would. I just hate that I usually am tired the rest of the day or at least hours after.

    Morning and night workouts both have their benefits, but I would probably rather prefer night workouts, just because I could take a shower and go to bed right after rather than being tired for the rest of the day. But, I do understand that some people don’t have a choice and have to make the best out of their situation.

    The first 5 reasons you list in your infographic are all amazing reasons to workout in the morning and make me second guess whether or not I should be training in the evening or not. The feeling of accomplishment you have after a morning workout definitely stays with you as you go throughout your day. You make a lot of great points, like taking a shower beforehand to help wake you up, which I think definitely helps. Interesting article. http://www.fitnessinterest.com/

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