No energy? No problem. These easy stretches and moves will have you feeling alert in no time.
Does your morning exercise routine consist of working your arms by smacking the snooze button for the third time? (No shame ― sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!)
It may feel like exercising at the start of the day is an impossible feat when you’re so exhausted. However, you don’t have to spring out of bed and start running a 5K to feel energized. Even a little bit of movement will go a long way when it comes to revving you up for the day.
“Moving your body when you first wake up helps your circulation and stimulates your lymphatic system,” said Jennifer Jacobs, a certified personal trainer and founder of The J Method, adding that exercise helps fluid move through your body and reduce inflammation. “As a result, you feel more energized.”
We asked experts to share the best energy-boosting moves that’ll help you kickstart your morning feeling loose and alert. Here are their favorites: