You know that phrase, “Do what’s most important first thing in the morning”? That doesn’t mean check your email or scroll through Twitter and Instagram. It means perform some morning exercises. Considering the fact your day is mostly going to be spent sitting in front of your screen, the best thing you can do when you open your eyes is get your blood flowing.
That doesn’t mean you need to bang out a whole workout (especially if you’re more of an evening exerciser), but activating certain muscles in the a.m. can decrease your risk of injury when you do hit the gym. What’s more, if you tend to feel tight in your hips and legs or achy in your lower back when you wake up, these moves will help relieve pain and boost flexibility.