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Morning Exercise Routine for Educators: 10 Easy Workouts to Energize Your Day

Welcome to the first installment of our Summer Self-care Series! As educators, you dedicate your energy and passion to shaping the minds of the future. However, it’s equally important to invest in your own well-being. Starting your day with a burst of physical activity can set a positive tone for the day, boost your energy levels, and improve your overall mood. Here are ten easy exercises to help you start your day right.

1. Morning Stretch Routine

Begin with a simple stretch routine to wake up your muscles and increase flexibility. Reach for the sky, bend to touch your toes, and gently twist your torso from side to side.

2. Jumping Jacks

Get your heart pumping with a set of jumping jacks. They’re a great way to increase your heart rate and get your blood flowing.

3. High Knees

Stand in place and bring your knees up to your chest one at a time, as if you’re running in place. This exercise helps improve cardiovascular fitness and leg strength.

4. Bodyweight Squats

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, then lower your body as if sitting back into a chair. Squats are excellent for strengthening your legs and glutes.

5. Push-ups

Whether you prefer traditional push-ups or modified ones on your knees, this exercise is great for building upper body strength.

6. Plank

Hold a plank position for 30 seconds to a minute. This core exercise engages multiple muscle groups and helps improve stability.

7. Lunges

Step forward with one leg and lower your hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle. Lunges help strengthen your legs and improve balance.

8. Arm Circles

Extend your arms out to the sides and make small circles. Gradually increase the size of the circles. This exercise helps to loosen up your shoulders and improve flexibility.

9. Hip Bridges

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift your hips towards the ceiling, squeezing your glutes at the top. Hip bridges are great for strengthening your lower back and glutes.

10. Walking or Jogging in Place

End your routine with a few minutes of walking or jogging in place. This cool-down exercise helps gradually lower your heart rate and ease your body back into rest.

Why Exercise in the Morning?

Starting your day with exercise has numerous benefits. It boosts your energy, enhances your mood, and can even improve your focus and productivity throughout the day. For educators, this means being more present and engaged with your students, ready to tackle the day’s challenges with a positive mindset.

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I'm Going Live!

Tune in on Thursdays for the weekly Summer Self-care Series Chat on Instagram @FITTeachHQ. This week I will share how to execute some of these exercises at 7pm est.

Leaders, Let's Partner for the Coming School Year

If you’re a school leader looking to prioritize wellness for your staff, schedule a consultation with us today to bring our wellness workshops to your school or district. Let’s work together to create an environment where educators thrive. Click here to schedule your consultation.

Remember, taking care of yourself is the first step in taking care of others. Start your day with these easy exercises and embrace the positive changes they bring to your life.

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