Many people prefer to get workouts done in the earliest part of the day before breakfast, before work, and before the sun even rises. However, many people can’t find the motivation or the time to get their workout in first thing in the morning. There are many advantages to morning workouts, as they can reduce stress, increase energy, maximize your metabolism, and keep you feeling great throughout the day. What if there were other healthy things you could do in the morning that don’t require too much time? Consider trying this tips and tricks when the alarm clock goes off and before you’re in the car for work!
- Put down the coffee and try warm lemon water! Warming up water and adding lemon activates digestion which will jumpstart your day for the better. Even better, it tastes great!
- You don’t have to strap on your heart rate monitor and run a marathon first thing in the morning to benefit from morning physical activity, but it is important to move a little! Consider minor stretching in the morning, a quick yoga session, or a quick run around the blog, just to relieve stress and clear your mind for the day.
- Start out your day in a positive way. Try meditating to clear your mind and prepare for the day ahead. Meditation will not only improve your mind, but reduce built up stress.
- Eat breakfast! Your mom was right all of those years. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Filling yourself up with fiber and protein in the morning is a great way to ensure you don’t over eat or snack on bad foods throughout the day.
Instead of pulling the covers over your head when your alarm clock goes off, try adding these steps to your morning routine!