With Only 10 Minutes Of Morning Exercise, You Can Boost Your Energy All Day Long

Jump-start your day with — yes, we're saying it — jumping jacks.

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Many people wake up with a jolt of caffeine, but how about a rush of endorphins? Even if you're not naturally an early bird, a morning workout can help improve your mood and boost your energy all day. 

Believe it or not, you don't even have to hit the gym. All the exercises in the above video are totally doable from the comfort of your own home. Try this 10-minute workout to literally jump-start your day with jumping jacks ... as well as some push-ups, planks, and squats. 

Your body won't just thank you, your mind will, too. By delivering oxygen and nutrients to your tissues, exercise helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. That improves your heart and lung health, increasing your energy and ability to tackle daily tasks. 

Besides improving your physical energy, exercise also boosts your mood and brain function. As we all know, exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy (as do serotonin and norepinephrine, two other neurotransmitters released through exercise). Happy people have brighter mornings — as well as better, more energized days. 

And that single day can turn into a week, then months, then a year of better mental health. Exercise has also been associated with both short- and long-term neurological benefits, including better executive function and memory recall. We're not saying you have to replace your morning coffee with a morning burpee, just that you could — and be just fine, or even better.

Cover image: Samuel Borges Photography / Shutterstock.com

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