15-Minute Workout to Get Your Day Started Right

A 15-minute morning workout will help you maintain your energy, attitude, and metabolism throughout the day. This post will show you how to execute a basic and effective workout at home with minimal equipment.

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Do you want to get your day started right? Do you want to feel more energized, happier, and fitter? If so, you should try a 15-minute morning workout. A morning workout can bring several physical and mental health benefits, including:

• Increasing blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain and muscles • Endorphins and serotonin are released, which improves your mood and reduces stress. • Increasing your metabolism and calorie burn throughout the day

• Strengthening of the muscles, bones, and joints • Improving posture, balance, and flexibility • Preventing or reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

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A 15-minute morning workout does not have to be difficult or complicated. You only need a mat, a set of dumbbells, a resistance band, or a kettlebell to do it at home. Resistance can also be provided by your own body weight.  

The goal is to perform a range of workouts that target different muscle groups while keeping your heart rate elevated. Here's an example routine you can use or alter depending on your fitness level and preferences. 

• Warm up for 3 minutes with light cardio like jogging, skipping, or jumping jacks. • Perform 10 reps of each of the following exercises, resting for 10 seconds in between.

1) Squats Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes turned out slightly. Lower your hips and knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Maintain a raised chest and a tight core. Stand up by pushing through your heels.

2) Push-ups  Start in a plank position, hands under shoulders and body in a straight line. Bend your elbows and bring your chest close to the floor. Maintain a tight core and keep your elbows close to your body. Straighten your arms and press your palms together. 

3) Lunge Stand with your hands on your hips and your feet hip-width apart. Step forward with your right leg, bending both knees until your right thigh is parallel to the floor and your left knee is floating above it. Keep your torso straight and your core taut. Push through your right heel to return to the starting posture. Rep with the opposite leg.

4) Planks Put your elbows under your shoulders and your body in a straight line in a plank position. Hold the position for as long as you can by engaging your core and glutes. • Relax for 2 minutes by stretching with forward bends, side bends, twists, and cat-cow poses.

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