Here’s our list of 4 things you can do every day to look and feel your best. Pick and choose to create a healthy morning routine that works for you!
Start Your Day With A Cup Of Water
Drinking a full glass of water right when you wake up is a great way to rehydrate your body and establish a healthy morning routine. The human body is made up of 73% water, and it plays a significant role in your body’s self-regulation. Water fuels your brain, increases your level of alertness and keeps your immune system strong. Having a cup of water first thing in the morning will also jump-start your metabolism and prepare you for a day of healthy activity.
Remember To Breathe
We can use our breath to help manage our thoughts, moods, and experience. When you’re stuck at a traffic light, focus on your breathing. Count 4 during your inhale, hold it for 4, then exhale for 4, hold that for 4, and repeat as many times as you want while you’re stopped. Intentional breathing helps us focus our attention and regulate our nervous system. It’s also a great way to come back to the present moment when you feel like you’re moving too fast.
Add 30 Minutes Of Movement For A Healthy Morning Routine
Adding 30 minutes of movement to your morning routine can boost your energy and reduce stress and anxiety. It will leave you more focused, less reliant on stimulants like caffeine, and help strengthen your immune system. The benefits go on and on. Our bodies appreciate variety, so consider mixing your routines up with cross-training. Take a new yoga class, or maybe even a rock climbing class. You can also tack on 5 to 10 minutes of stretching or add a few sets of sit-ups and push-ups to the end of your workout.
Get Going With A Healthy Breakfast
Getting off on the right foot in the morning can have a lot to do with what you eat. Adults who regularly consume a healthy breakfast generally eat more vitamins and minerals, have a lower BMI, control their blood sugar levels, and have improved concentration at work. Some key ingredients for a healthy breakfast include whole grains, lean protein (such as eggs, legumes, and nuts), low-fat dairy, fruits, and vegetables.
Two Of Our Favorite Breakfast Recipes
Egg cups are a quick and straightforward way to prepare a healthy breakfast. Think of them like tiny quiches. Chop up your favorite veggies, mix up some eggs, add it all to a muffin tin, and bake for 20 minutes. For a no cooking option, we like making overnight oats. Simply soak rolled oats in liquid overnight, and they’re ready to eat in the morning.