Your morning workout puts health first
FOR many Queenslanders, finding time to stay in good shape isn’t easy, although with a little bit of forethought, fitness is achievable for all of us.
A great workout immediately boosts your energy and your mood, and also helps to set a healthy tone for how you approach your day.
Being physically active is vital to optimal health and well being. While the best time to exercise will largely depend on your lifestyle, most people prefer morning workouts.
Whether you’re going to the gym, prepping for an outdoor run or simply headed to the next room for a workout, these tips should help you stay active all year round.
One, stop hitting snooze. When it’s cold and dark in the morning, it can be easy to keep hitting the snooze button. Instead put your alarm clock at the other end of your bedroom, turn on the light switch (or let in some natural light) and do a few quick stretches.
Two, create a morning playlist. Shake off sluggishness and get motivated for the day ahead with energising songs. Upbeat music may even make you push yourself harder when exercising.
Three, simplify your morning routine. Make it easier to get out the door each morning by preparing what you can the night before.
Pack everything you need for your workout in a bag and organise your meals. When the winter chill sets in, just add cosy outerwear and consider warming yourself up afterwards with a hot tea or hearty porridge.
Four, don’t get distracted by technology. Try putting your phone on aeroplane mode before you go to sleep and don’t take it off until after your workout.
Five, turn your commute into a workout. Ride a bike, or leave home earlier to fit in a walk.
Good exercise habits take time to develop.