Workout to Boost Alertness

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Published on 31 March 2020
by Jean-Denis Thomson

Workout to Boost Alertness


Training has many long-term benefits, such as improved strength, muscular endurance and oxygen intake. It also has a positive impact on our health in the very short term.


Muscular training (squats, lunges, bench press, etc.), cardiovascular training (treadmill, bike, vertical climber, etc.), or a combination of the two stimulates the release of endorphins, creating a sense of well-being and pleasure. In addition, your heart rate, breathing and metabolism increase over varying amounts of time, which, among other things, stimulates your alertness. This can be achieved by making a moderate effort for over 30 minutes.


Take this short test, you’ll be surprised at the result!

Before working out, evaluate your alertness on a scale of 1 to 10 (0 for “extremely tired” and 10 for “extremely alert”). Remember this number. At the end of your workout, reassess your alertness. You’ll find that after each workout, your alertness will be better.


For the reasons mentioned above, the morning is a good time to train. You’ll start your day alert, cheerful and primed to tackle any challenge. Try it and you won’t be able to go without morning workouts!


Jean-Denis Thomson
Kinesiologist, Training Department Director