In an ideal world, we would all be pillars of health and fitness, but on a day to day basis both you and I know that that is easier said than done! Sometimes you’re not in the mood for all of the healthiest options, sometimes you want a cheat day and sometimes you just simply want to forget about all of the expectations of womanhood that weigh your shoulders down constantly! However, there is a checklist of very simple things that you can do that will make you feel like you have started the day off right every single morning. Follow these 5 steps for the healthiest start to your day and you will definitely feel more positive with minimal effort!
It goes without saying that water and hydration are fundamental to good health and starting the day off right. Being your morning with a glass of filtered water and it helps to replenish the fluids that you lost overnight. You will find that doing this immediately will help to shake off that groggy morning feeling you have after getting up.
I’m not saying you have to bust out the expert level yoga, but simply stretching for just five minutes can really help to get the blood flowing and ease the overnight tension in your body. Hamstring stretches and child’s pose are one that you can do without even leaving your bed!
3. Good Breakfast
We all know this but it’s worth repeating, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! You want to eat something that is very nutrient rich, packed with both fruits and vegetable if possible. Don’t forget to add greens to the equations in the form of something like a super healthy smoothie. You can even supplement your breakfast with a good quality multivitamin tablet, and something that can make your morning much easier is if you actually prepare your breakfast the night before. It’s likely it will be much healthier if you aren’t making it with sleep still in your eyes!
4. No Phone
Try not to spend the bulk of your early morning looking at your phone screen. There is so much negative news and content on social media these days that scrolling for as little as three minutes can actually ruin your mood for the rest of the day, and that’s before you have even had your breakfast!
5. Plan Your Workout
Don’t wake up in the morning with no plan for your exercise for the day. If you make plans the night before instead, you are much more likely to stick to them, and when you get your workouts done, the endorphin rush will make you feel fantastic.