How to Train Yourself to Exercise in the Morning

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Self training and morning exercises are things easier said than done. Why? Most people nowadays are in their comfort zones in terms of physical activity and time management. With the abundance of electronic recreation gadgets and equipment, most people are too busy to engage in a consistent exercise routine. Even harder than that is to train yourself into doing something you are not familiar with in the first place. That is inevitably tough to do.

So before going into some kind of training or particularly training oneself to regularly exercise in the morning, there are several points we need to consider with regards to the benefits and advantages such training will give us as a result. It is therefore important to start with the right attitude and clear purpose.

1) Start with the proper perspective and right attitude

Some people negatively thought that they do not need exercise because they are not overweight or suffering from a certain illness like diabetes. But, of course, overweight individuals can benefit well from exercising regularly. The fact is, even if you’re a fit and healthy person, an increase in physical activity brought by regular exercise will improve your overall health and will help in preventing serious illnesses including cancer. Recent studies show that regular exercise can reduce anxiety and can prevent depression.

Moreover, many who are slim or think that they are physically fit may suffer from mental and emotional stress, heart diseases, diabetes and other similar conditions due to lack of regular exercise. Hence, whether you are overweight or slim, you should work hard to engage in a daily exercise.

2) Consistency is a must

Most fitness professionals agree that a three ten-minute periods of exercise is almost as effective and beneficial as a one-thirty minute full exercise routine. Thus, you do not need to engage in a heavy exercise in a longer period of time in order to achieve the health benefits. With these in mind and the benefits of exercise, it is therefore very advantageous and beneficial to follow a daily routine even for a shorter time and do it consistently.

Keep in mind that it is the regularity and consistency, not just the amount, of exercise that is really important. Using different types of exercises or combinations will give your body a well-rounded and balanced fitness.

3) What type of exercise and how much?

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That really depends on your individual goal and what you really need to accomplish. Most people set their goals to lose weight, to remain in shape, to enjoy better physical health or just to feel physically fit and well. You should consider your personal capacity, your age, and personal endurance. Your exercise program or routine should aim to increase the rate of your heartbeat, and efficient breathing. This is commonly called aerobic activities or exercises. Aerobic dancing may be one of your choices, but there are several more like running, brisk walking, rope skipping, cycling and even swimming.

Being aware of your capacity will greatly help in identifying the advantage and disadvantages of these routines. Factors to consider also will be convenience, cost of facilities, equipment, probability of injury with respect to age and workspace and other similar factors.

Callisthenic exercises are the best basic routines one can engage in like, stretching, twisting, jumping jack, turning, kicking and sit-ups. Moderate jumping and kicking increase the heart rate and normalize cardiovascular functions. Stretching exercises have great advantages as we get older for they help us maintain consistent activity for longer periods.

4) Morning recreational activities breaks the monotony.

There are recreational activities and sports to engage in. You may wish to try basketball or ball shooting, trampoline rebounding, tennis, skating and other moderate sports that will not take so much of your time in the morning. Doing this regularly will bring more fun and actually breaks the monotony of basic exercise. Such recreational activities may be needed oftentimes to make an individual participate in a regular exercise every morning.

With so many types and forms of activities to choose from, the key to success in training yourself to exercise in the morning regularly lies in picking one or a combination of them that is safe and enjoyable. This will help you focus on your goals and purposes.

5) Discipline is needed to exercise regularly but in moderation.

Training requires effective time management, self-discipline, and keeping yourself organized. You need discipline to become consistent. However, safety always comes first and really a priority. If you are to avoid serious health illnesses or problems, your daily routine should not be extreme or so vigorous that you become so perfectionist. Moderation also requires being reasonable.

If you are suffering from certain health issues or recovering from an injury or a surgery, you should not tire yourself out with strenuous activities. It is also a must to consult your doctor on what type of activities or exercise routines you should engage in.

Excessive workouts can cause joint problems, crushed cartilages, slipped disks, sprains, fractures, increase in blood pressure, problems in digestion, and other heart problems to name a few.  Therefore, exercise regularly and consistently, but only at about seventy to seventy-five percent of your cardiovascular capacity. Better safe than sorry.

Enjoy the Benefits of your Hard Work

Your choice of activity must be guided or governed by your age and general condition of your health and physical capabilities or limitations. It is highly recommended to consult your trusted doctor or healthcare provider before engaging in any physical activity that you are not accustomed to doing for the past months or years.

In any case or situation, start slowly and keep it in moderation. Increase you pacing or level gradually as you make progress within the bounds of personal capacity and reasonableness. Study first and learn the forms of the exercise or activity you chose so as to maximize its potential benefits and possible disadvantages.  There are no shortage of books and references on every subject or sport you decided to engage in. Remember, consistency as well as moderation, are valuable keys that will surely guide you to enjoy and benefit from all your efforts and hard work.

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