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5 Ways to Improve Health Each Morning

By Genevieve Cunningham

Health is so very important. Many of us tend to ignore health until we can't any longer. We get an illness, hurt ourselves, or feel otherwise sluggish, and suddenly health becomes a priority. Instead of waiting for something to happen, make health a priority now. A great way to do this is by making health important first thing in the morning. If you need some help starting each day a little healthier, take a look at these five effective tips.

Wake Up Early

You've probably heard that the early bird gets the worm. As much as we hate to admit it, this old adage is completely true. When we wake up early, we're able to start our day off in a healthier manner. We have time to eat, to prepare ourselves, and to get ready for the day ahead without the rush. Set your alarm clock just a little bit earlier, and you may be surprised at the benefits that come with it.

Eat a Good Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Go ahead and take that saying to heart. Start each day with a very healthy breakfast, whether it's big or small. If you're into a big breakfast get some fruit, whole wheat toast, egg whites, and a little juice. If you're in a small breakfast, try some yogurt and granola or a protein shake. Whichever you choose, starting your day with a healthy breakfast can get your metabolism, body, and mind moving in the right direction.

Meditate

There are proven positive benefits to starting the day with meditation. An improvement in concentration, lowered stress levels, and a more positive perspective are just the beginning. Call it meditation, call it prayer, call it whatever you want. Get in some personal quiet time and the rest of your day will be much better.

Get In a Quick Exercise

There are too many benefits of exercise to name. If you're able, get in a quick exercise in the morning. This could be a quick stretch session, a yoga routine, a gentle run, or whatever you choose. This will get your blood moving, your mind focused, your heart pumping, and your motivation up and ready for whatever the day throws at you.

Don't Rush

Rushing around in the morning because you don't have enough time is one of the worst feelings. If you want to start your day off better, don't rush. This might mean waking up earlier and giving yourself more time. Avoiding the morning rush can keep your stress levels lower, your blood pressure lower, and your mind in a more positive state for the rest of the day.

When we’re able to start our mornings off in a good way, it makes the rest of the day go better as well. If we start them off in a healthy manner, then we may be able to make the rest of the day healthy, too. Use these tips to start your day off right, and you may find that each day gets just a little bit better over time.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Alexandria, Va.

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