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Getting a few minutes of exercise in first thing in the morning is best, but it can be hard if you're not a morning person.

Early workouts have a plethora of benefits, says Jazmine Lyle, dietitian and trainer in St. Joseph.

“Morning workouts are easier to commit to and they can help jump start your metabolism, leading to more fat burning throughout the day,” she says.

While it may feel like a drag, Lyle recommends a routine that consists of 30 minutes before breakfast.

Try these eight basic moves by completing three rounds. Perform at least 10 repetitions of each move and bump up the number of repetitions with each set. Try to do 20 repetitions by the third set.

1. Hollow body hold

2. Single leg lifts

3. Reverse crunch

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4. Plank knee taps

5. Double leg lifts

6. Squat

7. Lateral lunge with knee drive

8. Creeping push up

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