Is Exercising in the Morning Good for You?

Waking up in the morning when you’re tired is no fun. And you’re not alone if you’ve been left wondering how to shake off the feeling of being permanently exhausted. (Is post lockdown exhaustion a thing?)

So, what’s the secret, we hear you ask? Apparently, we need to get moving. Exercising in the morning can help you to feel more energised throughout the day and you’re more likely to get a good night’s kip, too.

Don’t worry if you’re not the morning type, though. We’ve got some easy peasy energy boosters right here, tired and tested (no Sleepeezee employees we’re hurt during this experiment).


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  1. Get Stretchy

A morning stretch is a great way to get your body going.

Since we spend so much time sitting down, it’s important to stretch out each part of the spine, starting with knee hugs. Do this by laying on your back, with your head relaxed, and bring your knees to the chest. Hold them for about 5 seconds and do 5 reps on each leg (or together, if you like).

For seated twists, sit on a chair with your hips and knees facing forward. Twist your body to one side for 5 seconds, and then back to the middle. Repeat this for 5 reps on each side.

To stretch out your neck, gently bring your ear down to touch your shoulder. Do this 5 times on each side, coming slowly back to the middle between each stretch.

Now tell us that doesn’t feel good!


  1. Work Your Core 

A strong core (those muscles around your tummy) is key for good posture. And one exercise that’s great for strengthening the core is the dreaded plank. (Don’t hate us!)

Hear us out, though. It’s got loads of benefits. Not only is it one of the most effective core exercises you can do, but it can also be done anytime and anywhere.

To start planking, get into a press-up type of position with your elbows on the ground underneath your shoulders. Make sure your back is flat and your head and neck are level. As you start the plank, drive your elbows into the floor and squeeze your core muscles. Hold this position for 30, 60 or 90 seconds. (The longest minute in the world)


  1. Go For a Morning Run 

Runs aren’t for everyone, but we dare you to give one a go. Fresh air, vitamin D, what’s not to love? In fact, running is proven to help you get better zzz’s so it’s win-win if you ask us. Even a few minutes could leave you feeling pumped for the day and sleeping like a baby come night-time. Try out our playlist Get Moving for a bit of listening inspiration!


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