Written by Riley Jordan
1. Drink a glass of water
Often times we wake up, ready to start our day. We eat a quick breakfast, find a nice outfit to wear for the day and shortly we’re out the door. Studies have shown that taking the time to drink a glass of water in the mornings can:
- Improve Metabolism
- Strengthen Immune System
- Cleanse your bowels
- Relieve Heartburn and Ingestion
Staying hydrated is essential for the human body to stay healthy and satisfied. Starting your day with a glass of water will help to reduce possible migraines, kidney stones, and bladder infections. Another side affect is that you will feel more refreshed and awake each morning as you continue to drink more and more water.
2. Take a few minutes to stretch
Most people are under the impression that you are only supposed to stretch before or after a workout. What you do not know, is that there are many benefits to stretching in the morning.
Stretching first thing in the morning can help to relieve tension or pains received from the night before. Stretching in the morning can increase your blood flow throughout your body and it causes you to be less prone to stiff joints. Stretching out your muscles will alleviate tension and relax your muscles which can help to reduce stress. You can also try stretching before bed as well to help to alleviate any pain that may be caused during sleep.
3. Start your day with a nutritious breakfast.
When you wake up in the morning your body has had no source of food in 7+ hours. Breakfast will restore a majority of the nutrients and energy in your body.
Breakfast contains sugars that help to regulate your mind and body. “During times of fasting (not eating), such as overnight, the liver breaks down glycogen and releases it into your bloodstream as glucose to keep your blood sugar levels stable. This is especially important for your brain, which relies almost entirely on glucose for energy.” Other positives to eating a healthy breakfast are:
- A healthy breakfast helps control your weight
- A nutriciousBreakfast boosts brainpower
- A healthy breakfast may help to reduce sickness
- A quality breakfast helps to people make better food choices throughout the day