One of the most vital reasons for our bodies being lethargic during the day is not the lack of strength, energy or focus. But it is the lack of coordination between our brains and all the deeper muscles in our body. This is because that morning shower and coffee though does wonders to wake up our brains, but the neuromuscular connections connecting our tendons, joints and deeper muscles with our brains are still not out of that slumber!
Even if 15 minutes properly planned and focused workout session is done the first thing in the morning is going to switch on the neuromuscular connections across your body. This is going to make you more energetic, responsive and agile throughout the day. And yes, this is particularly important to avoid those freak accidents during our normal daily lives that can cause sudden twists and injuries! Because the O’Coach physical therapy app helps you prevent all the risks associated with injuries and sudden twists during sports.
Few of the best exercises that can be done as part of a quick morning workout routine as suggested by our experts are:
If you have the time, yoga can be a great way to start your day. It’s a low-impact exercise that will help improve your flexibility, mobility, and strength. You can start with basic rotation movements beginning with your neck. A simple routine could be as follows – neck rotation, shoulder rotation, hip rotation and knee rotation.
We just cannot recommend squats enough! They work up the entire chain of muscles right from our ankles to our necks, benefiting across the entire body chain and making it easier for you to maintain that correct posture throughout the day.
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, alternates between intense bursts of activity and short periods of rest. HIIT can be a great way to mobilize your entire body and fully awaken your central nervous system which is responsible for supporting all your mental and physical efforts throughout the rest of the day!
It needs no introduction.
But one common mistake when doing push-ups is to arch the back, which takes the pressure off of the chest and places it on the lower back. This can lead to back pain. So be aware of your posture here!