Not everyone is a morning person.
Each and every individual varies.
However, research shows starting your day early maximises your level of productivity.
What you do before you devour into that scrumptious breakfast or dive into the mountain of workload, determines the pace of your day ahead.
You can complete a number of healthy activities before you kick-start your day…
Here’s my top 5:
Think Positive Thoughts
The mood you wake up in the morning reflects your day ahead. Always start your morning as a fresh new day and leave the events of the previous night behind; whether they were good or bad. Think positive thoughts with a clear mind. Being happy and remaining positive is all a part of living healthy. So once your morning begins on a good note, the rest of the day will also follow optimistically.
Drinking a glass of water as soon as you wake up rehydrates your body, revs up your digestive system and gets things flowing in your body. If you drink one glass of water upon waking up on a regular basis, you will begin to notice positive changes in your body, such as clearer skin and far better digestion than usual. Moreover, drinking water early in the morning can help suppress your hunger. You can also squeeze a table spoon of fresh lemon juice into the glass of water for a bit of a kick to get your morning going.
Drink Green Tea
One cup of warm green tea before breakfast is a must. Green tea improves the function of the brain as the key ingredient in green tea is caffeine, which is a stimulant. Also, as green tea is a fat burner it is a superb pre breakfast drink. The polyphenol found in green tea intensifies the fat burning process, which is great for those that want to shed a bit of weight. Moreover, green tea keeps your mouth fresh and teeth clean. So, if you want to have a fresh and healthy mouth first thing in the morning, add green tea on your healthy things to do list for each and every morning.
Are you prone to waking up early? Do you exercise before breakfast? If you don’t already exercise before breakfast, then you ought to consider adding it to your list of healthy things to do in the morning. Whether that exercise is five minutes of yoga stretches or a fifteen to thirty minutes walk or run. Even jogging on the spot for as long as you can when you wake up can impact your day on a positive note. Just move your body in any way you can to get that blood flowing and energy levels increasing. The more you wake your body up in the morning by doing healthy activities, the more energetic you will feel throughout the day.
Eat An Apple Instead Of Drinking Coffee
Many individuals drink a mug of coffee as soon as they wake up. Drinking coffee has become a kind of morning ritual for many coffee lovers out there. As coffee is a stimulant, it wakes you up on a morning; especially if you are still in sleep mode. However, did you know that eating an apple has the same value as drinking a mug of coffee? Apples can also boost your energy levels on an empty stomach and benefit you early in the morning. If you wake up early in the morning to rush to work then apples are the best ‘to go’ food for you. Not only do they contain all the nutrients which are vital to each and every adult, but they are actually very easy to digest. Also, eating an apple in the morning can restore the sugar your body loses overnight. Therefore, it is good to eat an apple on an empty stomach early in the morning.
Here’s to a good morning!