Being an early riser and not spending the day in front of the TV and just wasting that precious time is so unproductive. You need to make your early awakenings productive by putting yourself in a positive mindset and do something meaningful with that extra time.
This article presents 10 healthy habits to start your day and be happy and fit. They are easier than you think, and by making them a morning routine you will improve your overall health.
A good night sleep doesn’t guarantee that you will feel great during the day. While sleeping, many people change positions and some don’t, but sleeping stiffens the body and slows down the lymph system. A nice morning stretch can relax the body and muscles and boost the organism. It will stimulate the blood flow and reduce stress and tension in the muscles. Stretch from top to bottom – start from the neck and work your way down to the shoulders, chest, back, quads, hamstrings and calves. Once you start stretching every day, you will feel better and more relaxed.
Wake up on time
The next time your alarm goes off, get up without snoozing it. 5-10 extra by snoozing the alarm are pointless. Snoozing can lead to depression and anxiety.
Start the day right with exercise
Prepare for daily challenges with morning workout so you will boost your energy.
Set your internal clock
Each person has own internal clock that tells when is time to go to bed or when to wake up. Still, for some individuals this clock is not precise. According to Fitness.com, people who sleep more than 9 hours secrete substantially higher amounts of melatonin. It is advisable to visit a doctor and check if you need melatonin supplements.
Only 1 glass of water with some lemon in the morning will balance the pH levels, but in same time will improve digestion and give your metabolism a boost. It also will provide you much more energy and suppress the food cravings during the day.
Don’t skip breakfast
Start your day with the most important meal, the breakfast. Boost your intake by eating iron-rich foods. The amount and type of iron you incorporate into your daily diet can help prevent anemia and may improve your energy level. For breakfast eat: dark green leafy vegetables (such as spinach), peanut butter or beans, eggs, iron-fortified cereals, breads and pastas.
Drink lemon water
A glass of water with some lemon will balance the pH levels, improve digestion and give the metabolism a boost. It will also give you more energy and suppress the food cravings during the day.
Read before bed
Stop watching television and take a book instead. Its amazing when you can lose your self in someone else’s world for an hour or two . Leave the technology for the morning.
Dress like you mean it
Wearing comfortable clothes makes brain thinks it’s time for relaxation. You should put on some fancy clothes and wear them with confidence.
Meditate and Enjoy the sound of silence
Start every day with 5 minutes practicing mindfulness by just listening relaxing music and meditation, envision your future success or reflect on what you’re grateful for.
Don’t sleep in
It seems that weekends are intended for sleeping. Still, that is not a good idea – at all. Your body needs rest the same every day, regardless of the fact if is workday or the weekend. Thanks to this you will stop to hate Mondays, or at least you will despise them less.