Home |

Do It in the Morning (and Feel Energized All Day!)

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 08:09 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Dr. Mike was walking through his Wellness Center one afternoon when he heard a member of a yoga class comment: "I love doing it early in the morning, but it makes me late for work sometimes."

That got him thinking about all the benefits of morning workouts (what did you think we were talking about?) and how to make sure you can take advantage of them.

Physical activity in the morning helps reduce blood pressure during the day and boosts brain power (cognitive function and mental acuity) for four to 10 hours.

You also rev up your metabolism, so you burn more calories all day and have a sounder, deeper sleep that night. In addition, getting active in the morning makes it easier to stick with your workout schedule; several studies show that more than 90 percent of the most consistent exercisers do it in the morning.

One of Dr. Mike's favorite early-morning routines is interval training, especially when you are pressed for time. It's a great way to make sure you burn calories, increase cardio fitness and reap all the other benefits - and still make it to work on time.

In a walking routine, he suggests, you walk fast enough for four minutes to start sweating; return to a slower pace for three minutes; repeat the cycle for 30 minutes. Doesn't that feel great?

And if you were thinking about doing something else aerobic for a little cardio-action in the morning, that's good for body and soul, too!

© 2014 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


© King Features Syndicate

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like
More
Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved