10 Minute Busy-Morning Workout

Written By: Ashley Muller

Exercise #1: Rise & Shine Stretches (1 minute each)
After a good night of sleep, a morning stretch will loosen up and prepare your stiff, latent muscles for exercise. Stretching is a very beneficial habit to practice regularly as it boosts flexibility and strength in your muscles. After you hop out of bed in the morning, take a few minutes to perform the following stretches: calf stretch, shoulder stretch, and the “dancing dog” stretch. To do a calf stretch, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and place your hands against a chair or wall. Keep your legs straight, and slowly lean your body forward into the chair or wall. You should immediately feel your calf muscles begin to pull, so be sure to take your time in order to avoid injury.

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