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5 Energy-Boosting Stretches To Do First Thing In The Morning

Writer: LESLIE J. WALTKE, P.T., DPT | Outlet: MindBodyGreen

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For night owls, getting out of bed in the morning is almost always a challenge—but getting out of bed on a winter morning? Well, that's met with even more defiance. On those especially cold and groggy days, the thought of pushing off the covers and changing out of your pajamas can feel impossible. So, don't do it right away.


  1. Single knee-to-chest stretch
  2. Double hamstring stretch
  3. Lower trunk rotation stretch
  4. Quadriceps stretch
  5. Press-ups

What's the purpose?

These five stretches make it possible to spend five extra minutes in bed, while also doing something positive and productive for yourself. Trust me, it's a better alternative to hitting the snooze button.


These particular moves enhance energy, decrease stiffness, and improve mobility, so when your feet do hit the floor, you feel better, more energized, and have less discomfort.