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Research indicates people who work out in the morning work out more often. And that is because you can get it done and out of the way before work, family, and life get in the way. Even better, studies show that exercise in the morning not only stokes your metabolic fires, it also improves your cognitive functions and productivity for the day.

The Belly Off! 2-Minute Drill

Eight moves every morning is all you need to boost your metabolism. However, don’t expect this workout alone to give you the body of your dreams. You still need to incorporate healthy eating and regular exercise into your lifestyle.

Perform the following eight-calisthenic circuit at a work effort of 6 to 7 on a 1 to 10 scale. Do each exercise for 15 seconds, moving quickly from one exercise to the next. Complete as many reps as you can of each exercise.

The 8 moves (15 seconds each):

* Jumping jacks

* Prisoner squats*

* High knee skips

* Side-to-side hops

* Pushups

* Crunches

* Mountain climbers**

* Bodyweight thrusters***

Once you get through the drill, if you have time – and energy – repeat it.


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