The thought of doing any work, leaving aside any physical activity, right after you wake up is no less than a nightmare. How can one then hit the gym straight away? As much as we hate to accept it, we all know that when we exercise, our body, as well as the mind, wakes up completely, helping us get going with our busy schedules. This said it does push you to exercise to feel energetic, but what if I tell you that you don’t need to hit the gym for that and energize yourself without even getting out of your bed? Yes, you read that right. After all, the main purpose is to get rejuvenated. You just need to do these 6 chill exercises in your bed and have them covered you for the day.
Hand Stretching Exercises:
Begin stretching your hands in upwards and sideway directions. You can also do a criss-cross hand stretching exercise so that your back, shoulders and collarbones also feel relaxed.
Straight Leg Lifts:
Lie on your back, lift your legs straight up and hold the position for 1-2 minutes. You can also do the bicycle pedaling movement. This will help your hip, stomach, and your legs to relax.
Lie on your back, place your hands by your side and slowly use your abs to lift your legs up and take them towards the headboard. Stay in the position for a few seconds and reverse the movement bringing your back and legs to touching the bed again. You can repeat this movement 5 times.
Marching Hip Raises:
Lie on your back, bend both your knees, place your arms along your sides and lift up your hip. Stay in that position, lift your right leg up in a bent position and try bringing it close to your face. Then gradually bring down the right leg and repeat the same movement with the left leg.
Lie sideways either first to your right or left. Place your forearms on the bed, make sure your legs are straight. With the help of your forearm, lift your body and stay in that position. Do the same for the other side of your body.
Probably one of the most painful exercises, it helps your entire body to become active. Lie down on your back, bring your legs to a bent position, make sure there is a little gap between them. Place your hands below your head, and lift your upper body forward towards your knees. You can do this either 5-10 times depending on your capacity.
All these basic exercises will ensure that you get sufficiently energized to carry out your daily activities with a fresh mind. However, you must be careful when doing these exercises. Once you wake up, give your mind some time to adjust to the surroundings. Sit up slowly, relax your neck and shoulders and try moving them slowly. Start with the most basic exercise that will help your body warm-up, and lighten the rigid muscles eliminating the chances of causing any injury.