Move your body
Sleep… or exercise… sleep… or exercise? If you’re one of those motivated people who’s going to skip out on a full hour of sleep to get into your workout clothes, get fit, and get showered, great, that makes one of us. Otherwise, you should give up on the idea of turning your morning routine into a killer ab workout.
All you need to do is take literally a few minutes to do something a little bit active. “Getting your blood pumping in the morning is a good kick start to your cardiovascular, respiratory, and… metabolic systems,” says nutrition and fitness expert Juli Huddleston. The idea isn’t to get in shape, but to get your body into gear. “Doesn't have to be much: a few jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, walking the dog, or doing some stretches and yoga poses.” If you can roll out of your bed and onto the floor for a stretch, congratulations! You're already getting somewhere.