How Can I Build the Best Morning Routine? • 5 Tips • Motivating Bonus Workout
Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning because it’s so warm and cozy? You need coffee immediately after getting up in order to get moving? Or are you so grouchy in the morning that people stay out of your way?
Not everyone is a morning person…
With just a few tricks you can improve your morning routine and get your day off on the right foot.
1. Stretch it out
A few gentle stretches before getting out of bed will activate your body and get your blood flowing for the day.
2. Ditch your smartphone
Over 30% of all people look at their smartphone within the first 5 minutes after waking up. Break that routine. Looking at the screen of your phone right away increases your stress level.
3. Let the sunshine in
Open the curtains and shades to get some light: light sends a signal to your brain that it’s time to be awake and stop producing melatonin, a sleep-regulating hormone. And open the windows to breathe in some fresh air.
4. Take 5
Take just 5 quiet minutes in the morning. Enjoy those minutes to drink your tea or coffee, think about what you need to do that day, or even write down what you’re thankful for today. Nothing will make your day better than starting it with a positive mindset!
5. Have breakfast
Never have time for a tasty breakfast? About 18% of males and 13% of females between the age of 35 and 54 are breakfast skippers. How about getting up just 15 minutes earlier? A nutritious breakfast gives you energy and maintains more stable glucose responses during the afternoon and evening. You’ll be satisfied and won’t reach for unhealthy snacks during the day.
Are you motivated to get more active in the morning and start feeling even better?
Whether you do a few easy exercises to wake up or jump right into a tough workout is up to you. The important thing is to get moving!
Working out early has many benefits:
- Morning workouts are easier to stick to. You can already tick it off your to-do list before breakfast, which means there will be no schedule conflicts after work.
- Working out on an empty stomach helps you burn up to 20% more body fat. You’ll boost your metabolism and burn more calories throughout the day.
- Long day of work ahead? No problem. Exercising in the morning improves your productivity. You’ll feel energized the whole day.
- If you work out after waking up, it will be easier to keep to a healthy diet for the rest of the day. You’ll continue your positive choices by eating foods that make you feel good.
Try this 7-minute Energizer Workout tomorrow morning:
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