3 Ways to Boost Health First Thing in the Morning
By Genevieve Cunningham
Mornings are tough. We drag ourselves out of bed, run through our routine half asleep, and wake up somewhere between traffic and the morning meeting at work. But what if we could use our morning to improve our health? And what if it could be done in five minutes or less? Suddenly, the morning doesn’t seem so bad. If you would like to start your day off in a healthier manner, take a look at these three tips to try today.
Drink a Glass of Water
Most people really want that cup of coffee or that cold Coke first thing in the morning. While the debate is still hot and heavy as to whether this hurts or harms your health, there is one thing that you can do to boost energy without any health worries at all. What? Drink a glass of water. That may not sound appealing first thing in the morning, but a glass of water can actually wake you up as well as coffee, boosts your metabolism, and helps improve your focus at the very start of the day. It’s an incredibly easy way to boost your health within the first hour of waking.
Most people stretch naturally as soon as they wake up. It’s instinct to reach the arms out and wiggle the toes and work out all of the stiff and sore spots. But why not take it one step further? Why not stretch on purpose? Taking a simple five or 10 minutes to stretch in the morning can loosen up the muscles and get the blood flowing. Doing this can increase energy and make you feel more mentally present. Give it a try for just a week or so, and you’ll never go back.
Meditation is so much more than new age hype. It’s an ancient practice that people have engaged in for thousands of years. And research shows that even a little bit of regular meditation brings numerous benefits to the body and mind. It calms the nerves, lowers blood pressure, boosts energy, and helps manage stress. Try waking up and meditating for even one or two minutes, and you’ll likely find the benefits begin to roll into your life like never before.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s entirely possible to boost your health significantly with just a few very minor changes. And all of these can be done first thing in the morning and be out of the way before your day even begins! Add these to your morning routine to find a little boost in your wellness and make every day a little better than the last.
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