I prepared a set of morning exercises I do every day. I started doing them when I was diagnosed with a herniated disc in the lower back and they helped me reduce the pain and enabled me to continue dancing. 

The morning workout routine is great even if you’re pain-free and a non-dancer. Have you ever watched a cat or a dog stretch after having a nap? They do it instinctively after waking from sleep or after long periods of inactivity; it wakes their muscles. In the morning, your brain may be awake, but your muscles aren’t and they need a good stretch to get going. If you can make it a habit to get your daily exercise in before you start the day, you’ll feel more accomplished, confident, and enjoy many health benefits.  Cat stretching Lady stretching Ladies tease dance

A morning workout will gift you with more energy and reduce fatigue. Studies show that people who work out in the morning end up being more active in general. Exercising in the morning will also get you in a better mood and will increase mental clarity that will lead you to a productive day. When you wake up in the morning, your body is in prime muscle-building mode, and therefore exercises will build muscle more efficiently. Overall, in the long run, you will look healthier and fitter which will lead to higher self-esteem and confidence. 

Early morning exercise will also bring you some serious health benefits, like reducing your blood pressure, improving your metabolism, relieve tension, relax your muscles and therefore lower stress hormones in your body. 

So, get a chair, try the exercises and let me know how you feel afterward 🙂

Leia P.


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