Do you know that feeling when you want to exercise, but you don’t want to wake up early just to go to the gym? The truth is that even if you have the most beautiful workout equipment, waking up to exercise can be quite difficult and annoying, especially these days because of the stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic. So, in this sense, you can still exercise without getting out of bed. The best part is that you can burn more calories than you think.
“Try not to become overwhelmed by what you are not doing or can’t do — instead, focus on what you can do,” says Mecayla Froerer, a certified personal trainer and director of at-home personal training community iFit Training. “Once you feel like you can take on small exercise tasks, you can slowly begin to add on.”
Just like other activities of this kind, practice is the key to success, so you have to persevere if you want to see good results. “In the beginning, it will be challenging, but over time, with repetition, it will become a habit and something you look forward to,” says Austin Martinez, a certified athletic trainer, and director of education for one-on-one stretching studio franchise StretchLab.
So, all you have to do is to choose a few exercises and perform them every day on your mattress after you wake up for at least 30 minutes. Here is a list of some of the most common exercises that you can practice every morning in bed. Read on for more!