4 Morning Habits for a Better Day

4 Morning Habits for a Better Day

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What’s in a morning? The tone of a day, for starters.

Morning habits are so routine, you may not realize you have any. Because of this, it’s easy to include bad habits into your routine-completely unbeknownst to you. So take a moment to evaluate your morning routine, and if you think it needs improvement, apply these four morning habits to improve your day.

Stretches–Duh!

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Everybody knows that a morning stretch is a morning delicacy! Do you ever wake up feeling soar after a long rest? Maybe your mattress is like mine {old and squeaky}. You’ll end up carrying the pain of a bad bed all day, and that’s a heavy burden to keep. But even if you your mattress is perfect, stretching a a great morning habit to include for mental and physical strength.

When I wake up, I whip out my yoga mat and do this total body stretch. It only lasts a few minutes, but it works like a charm. It removes my aches and increases my flexibility.

Juicing in the Morning 

Don't have a juicer? Try this blended fruit smoothie!
Don’t have a juicer? Try this blended fruit smoothie!

It is said that one of the best times to eat fruits is in the morning. When eaten alone, your body absorbs the nutrients within fruits much better than when paired with other foods. Esma of Cosmo Verde applies this habit every morning.

“I first started making juice because it is healthy and it gives me more energy,” Esma said. “I really like the taste of freshly squeezed fruit and vegetables. My husband and son have even caught on to juicing. They find it fun mixing different fruits and making new flavors.”

What’s the worst time to eat fruits? At night. Fruits are high in sugar, so avoid them hours before bed time. And if you’re like me and don’t have a juicer, blend your fruits instead! Enjoy this fruity tea smoothie recipe to get enough fruits in your morning.

Also Read: Improve your Mood with Aromatherapy Perfumes

Warm Water Mixed with Honey

Did you know that Olympic athletes would use honey to soothe their aching muscles, boost their energy and improve performance?

Over at Herbolution, Sasha and Veronika follow in mighty footsteps.

“Currently, one habit that we practice is to drink a cup of water with some raw local honey,” Veronika said. “This helps to tone bowel muscles and regulate bowel movement quite effectively for Sasha and Volen, our three year old son.”

Most honey has 17 grams of carbohydrates in one tablespoon. Carbohydrates are known to recover soar muscles, which makes honey an ideal ingredient in a pre-workout snack. This massive carb factor is also good to improve muscles after a long night sleep.

A Morning Jog 

You may not like the idea of waking up first thing in the morning for a brisk jog, but it creates a perfect balance of mental and physical activity. It improves your memory throughout the day and sets positive thinking into motion by increasing endorphins. You may not realize it now, but a short morning jog is exactly what you need to kick-start your day.

During my hey-day, I would wake up every morning for a ten minute jog. Yup, ten minutes. That’s all it takes. I still do my daily jog, but it has become a midday act in the gym.

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