The effect of morning exercises on increasing concentration

Morning exercises have a positive effect not only on the physical, but also on the mental abilities of a person. The productive work of the brain is directly related to its high-quality blood supply. Exercise improves blood circulation and thereby increases work capacity and concentration.

Lack of physical activity not only contributes to excess weight, but also increases the level of irritability. Thanks to regular morning exercise, a person becomes calmer and more focused. Also, regular physical activity increases the resistance of the nervous system to various types of stress. Physical activity also promotes the production of endocannabinoids (neurotransmitter molecules that act on neurons in various nerve centers). They cause person euphoria and reduce the level of anxiety.

When exercising in the morning, follow these recommendations:

  • exercise at least 4 times a week, gradually increasing the duration of the set of exercises;
  • ventilate the room. It is especially useful to do breathing exercises in a ventilated room or in the fresh air. It is best to breathe through the nose;
  • do exercises before breakfast;
  • wear comfortable sports clothes;
  • observe the rule — inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth;
  • listen to your favorite music during morning exercises.

10-15 minutes of exercise in the morning is enough to increase concentration. Then you should take a shower and have breakfast. Do not get exhausted. Overtiredness significantly reduces concentration. If 15 minutes of exercise is not enough for you to become energetic, take Artvigil or Waklert after the set. These medications are indirect dopamine receptor agonists that prevent the reuptake of this type of neurotransmitter, increasing its presence in the brain. This increases your wakefulness, clarity of thinking, and concentration which allows you to tackle and accomplish your tasks much more easily.

During the morning workout, do a set of exercises that includes tilts, leg swings, squats, and push-ups. If there are no contraindications, you can build up the press. The morning set of exercises can include any type of activity, including yoga.

The problem of many office workers is disorders of cerebral circulation due to cervical osteochondrosis. Thus, during morning exercise, special attention should be paid to the neck, as osteochondrosis leads to pinching of nerve roots, which causes blood circulation disorders and decreased concentration.

It is important to remember that a bad mood in the morning, laziness and reluctance to get out of bed are often caused by a lack of physical activity. The human body cannot instantly “wake up” after the alarm clock rings. During sleep, all processes in the body slow down, and in the morning it takes time for a person to become energetic and focused again. To activate blood circulation and all processes in the body, you can do a self-massage.

When doing morning exercise, pay special attention to breathing. You need to breathe deeply and calmly. Such breathing trains the brain’s ability to concentrate and increases stress resistance.

Regular morning exercise will help maintain the health of the whole body!