Simple Morning Health Hacks,
Simple Morning Health Hacks for a healthier, happier life.
By: Katie Comer
Your alarm clock failed to wake you. Your coffee creamer was chunky as it poured into your mug. And your car keys are playing a game of hide-and-seek. The odds are stacking against you this morning. But a few minutes altering your morning routine can crash into those odds, kick-starting your day into a positive direction for your health.
Here are some easy tricks to jumpstart your morning to become a happy, healthier you. Living a healthy lifestyle—something we at Modernize are very serious about—can be the best remedy in transforming morning madness into morning happiness.
By dedicating minutes of every morning, medication can strengthen the mind so it can build skills to help soften stress levels and establish positive energy. Stress and negativity does not stay confined to your mind. The effects of stress also feed into your physical self. Stress can weaken your heart, respiratory system, and your liver and immune system, to name a few.
And then there are the less than obvious benefits of morning meditation, like increasing libido, decreasing caffeine-dependency and bettering driving techniques. Yes, morning meditation helps with that, too. Via StyleCraze
Breakfast will always be the most important meal of the day. This meal gets your metabolism started for the day, and it can give you the morning energy you need to send the morning blues packing.
Start your meal with healthy proteins, like eggs, turkey meat, or salmon. Pair these great proteins with healthy fats, like avocado. Throw in vegetables for a complete breakfast meal. An English muffin—with eggs, avocado, and spinach—is a quick and easy breakfast recipe to start your healthy day. Via VeganCrunk
Reconsider Your Morning Drink
Caffeine is often the go-to drink to help start the day, but it can mask areas of concern—sleep deprivation and poor nutrition.
Instead, fill your favorite mug with warm water and add lemon juice. If your morning really needs that extra spark, reach for the cinnamon or cayenne. This accelerates your metabolism and causes an initial energy kick.
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Some people dread waking up and hitting the gym. It can be challenging, but it’s greatly beneficial to overall health. Many of us push working out to the afternoon, but that can create an easy excuse to avoid the gym.
With a few minor changes to your routine, you can change the way you work out. Hitting the gym in the morning helps you make healthier decisions throughout the day. It can also provide you with more energy. When you exercise at the beginning of the day, a long work day or last minute meeting won’t sway your decision to work out. It also jump-starts your metabolism. Via DiscoverGoodNutrition
Instead of rolling over first thing in the morning to check your smartphone for email or social media notifications, unplug in the morning. That message from your boss should wait, especially if it is going to sour your morning and knock the rest of your day out of cadence.
Your device is a time killer, too. Leave it on the counter and enjoy one of these aforementioned tricks in its place.
Author: Katie Comer
Katie Comer is a nonprofit professional specializing in fundraising and strategic planning. She enjoys writing, reading, working out, and enjoying time with family and friends.