Lack of adequate exercise can not only leave you feeling sluggish, but it can also have a negative impact on your overall health and well being. The importance of staying healthy in order to lead a happy and active life should go without saying.
There is no arguing the fact that since our lifestyles are becoming increasingly hectic, finding the time to work out and exercise has almost become an impossible task to maintain. This is where appropriate planning and organization comes in—to arrange our lives in a way so that you are able to take out at least some time from your daily schedules to exercise and stay fit.
The best time to work out is in the morning, before going about your daily routine. It’s been proven countless of times that the benefits of exercising in the mornings far outweigh workouts during any other time of the day. In other words, exercising in the morning is considered to be the healthier and most effective option. Another major advantage of working out in the mornings is that gives you an energy boost to really kick start your morning and leaves you feeling fresher and more energized to face the challenges of the day ahead of you.
In order to kick start your day with a great work out, and ensure that you go through with it, you have to make sure that you have prepared for it in advance. For instance, make sure your work clothes are laid out, you have already decided on what to have for breakfast and have prepared whatever things you need for work the night before. This will give you a little extra time in the morning, that isn’t spent following your tail in circles trying to get ready for work, so that you can fit in a short workout session.
And this is very important, so keep it in mind: you don’t have to work out for hours at a time to stay healthy! Squeezing in just 30 minutes of exercise in your morning routine is good enough, as long as you do it on a regular basis.
Morning workouts don’t have to be very strenuous either. Simple pushups / crunches / leg exercises or jogging / running around the block are good enough to get the desired results and get you in shape. Another important consideration to help keep you motivated and on track with your workouts is to make sure that your exercise plan is set out in a way that it meets your fitness levels—you don’t want to be overworking your body as it will be harder to maintain over the long run. Another very simple and effective way of working out in mornings is walking to work instead of driving yourself or taking public transport. Of course, this isn’t going to work if you live an hour away from work, but even then you could park your car a little further away from your workplace or get off the train/bus/etc one or two stops early and take the rest walking. This is a simple and very effective way to get that morning exercise that will not even require you to play around with your schedule a lot.
No more excuses after today, because as you can see, by tweaking our daily routines just a little bit, we can always make time for morning workouts that will keep us healthy and energetic all day long.
At NYC Adventure Boot Camp for Women we use all the above mentioned forms of exercise to keep you on your toes. There is never a boring routine like at the gym. Our workouts are challenging but we still encourage all levels to join. Come meet new friends while you work out!
If you are in New York City and interested in joining an all women boot camp or fitness boxing classes please visit NYC ADVENTURE BOOT CAMP, mention that you found us through our blog for and extra 15% off a membership.
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