The morning is the most important part of the day. When you have a good start, it sets you up for success for the rest of the day. When you win the morning, you have a better chance of winning the afternoon and evening too. Try these 3 healthy habits to start your day productively.
What you will learn in this article:
1st healthy habit to start the day: Drink Water
The first thing you should do every morning is to drink water. 70% of your body is made of water, so it’s essential to keep it fresh and topped up to keep the body working properly.
During sleep, you typically haven’t been drinking for about 7-8 hours or even longer. Giving the body water first when you wake up is a great way to get your body and your mind going.
We suggest you to drink about 1-2 glasses of fresh water and if you want, you can add some lemon to it. Lemon contains Vitamin C which supports brain function, your immune system and boosts your mood. On top of that it just tastes better than normal water.
3 Minutes Morning Mobility Routine
When waking up your body is usually a bit stiff. Doing mobility exercises in the morning will warm up and mobilize your muscles, lubricate your joints and increases your brain functions too. Exercising in general improves your mood, your physical and mental energy and enhances your metabolism.
Try this routine. Start in the deep squat and hold if for about 30 seconds. If you like you can add some smooth motion to it. After that do the downward dog to cobra pose for 60 seconds straight. Repeat this one more time and you are done with your morning mobility training.
Are you interested in trying more exercises and discover new routines? Take a look at our Mobility 2.0 program. If for example you are wondering how to relieve lower back pain, this might be a good start.
Last healthy habit to start the day: Healthy Breakfast
The last of the 3 healthy habits to start your day is eating a healthy breakfast. On the other hand it’s also possible to skip the breakfast for example when you do intermittend fasting. A good start for the day are oats with water or milk and some fruits.
Oats have a lot of important minerals and vitamins. They improve your gut functions and are a good non animal based protein source. The complex carbohydrates are digested slowly and don’t raise your bloodsugar levels too quickly.
Fruits and especially berries are very good to give your body further important nutrients like vitamins and antioxidant secondary plant components.
Do you need some help building healthy heating habits? Check out our Healthy Habits E-Book!
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