Exercise is a relatively new phenomenon. It was brought on mainly by our modern lifestyles along with the advent of job specialization. This in particular led to an almost complete decline regular bodily exercise and the onset of the sedentary lifestyle. In prior ages, especially in America, it wasn't necessary to exercise because most of your free time was spent in hunting or farming for food. Of course all that has changed in our modern society, but the fact that we all need to exercise hasn't. Current research has also shown that morning exercise provides you with added health benefits other than just keeping you fit. For one thing, working out in the mornings gives you a more consistent exercise program and daily routine. With morning exercising, there are also generally less scheduling conflicts to deal with. Starting your day off with an exercise routine will also increase your productivity and release your body's endorphins. It will also help boost your metabolism and will also help you sleep better, which is something we all need . All of these benefits will absolutely make you feel like a new person. Let's go over some simple exercises that you can use to build a custom routine with. These are also exercises that you do not need a gym to do. But for your own safety, please check with your doctor before you embark on this routine.
Stretching exercises are very helpful and beneficial for toning muscles and also in helping to prevent arthritis and other joint problems. Stretching exercises can either be dynamic or static. Dynamic stretches, such as the cat, camel stretch are helpful when exercising in the mornings and can be used as an excellent warm up exercise. It also helps in your spinal flexibility.
Get on the floor on your hands and knees. Stretch and round you back like a camel then lower and lift your head so your lower back is arched like a cat. Do these movements slowly 4 or 5 times.
There is nothing more soothing or complete than going for a long walk or a run outside. If you have a treadmill that is, of course, fine but it doesn't come close to being outside and walking or running in the fresh air. This simple exercise will not only help your mental attitude but it will also help you build strong bones, lose weight and help lower your blood pressure. It's nothing short of magic.
We all remember these. Stand with your feet together. Jump up while spreading your arms and legs. Jumping Jacks are great for your cardiovascular health and muscle toning.
This exercise actually involves not only your legs but also your hips and knees. Stand with your feet apart further from your hips. Now, lower yourself towards the floor. When you are close to the floor return to your starting position. Repeat this 5 to 15 times when you are a beginner. This exercise is great for the leg muscles and for knee stability.
There are two different ways to do push-ups. #1 is to lay face down with your body straight. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. In the starting position, your body should be up at arms length up resting on your hands. When going up exhale, when going down inhale. # 2 is similar but you start out using your knees as support for your body. This exercise strengthens the chest, shoulders, and triceps. It is an excellent exercise to strengthen many muscle groups.