25 Easy Ways to Kick-Start the Healthiest Day of Your Life!

Even on days when you can’t seem to hit the snooze button enough| there are still ways to have one of your healthiest days yet. With your whole day ahead| it’s the little things like hydrating and stretching that will add up to smart choices throughout the day. Keeping your health in mind| a consider waking up to any one of these 25 tips tomorrow morning!

    Hydrate: You’ve heard it time and time again| starting your day with water will help wake you up| kick-start your metabolism| and hydrate your body. Extra points if you add a lemon! Do yoga: A quick morning yoga sequence gets the body feeling stretched| limber| and ready to embrace the day.Pack your gym bag: Eliminate excuses by packing your gym gear so everything is easily ready to go for your afternoon workout.Lather up: Getting into the habit of putting on sunscreen each morning will prevent sun damage and decrease your chance of skin cancer.Pack healthy snacks: Packing healthy snacks will ward off hunger and prevent you from reaching for that 3 p.m. candy bar.Stretch: Instead of hitting the snooze button| take 10 minutes to stretch. It’s a great way to energize your morning and ease away tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position.Eat breakfast: It’s true| breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it helps us concentrate| focus| and be productive. These 52 breakfast ideas should convince you.Ditch the alarm clock: If you can| try to stick to a regular sleeping pattern so your normal wake-up schedule comes naturally; try these tips to make sure you get enough quality sleep.Listen to music: It sounds simple| but listening to your favorite song is one of the easiest ways to pump you up for the rest of the day.Foam roll: Similar to a massage| foam rolling exercises will help you relax and remain flexible.Take a multivitamin: Remembering to take your multivitamin is all about a routine; get in the habit of taking it first thing in the morning.Add spice to your coffee: Adding spice instead of artificial flavoring can help control blood sugar and regulate your digestive tract.Moisturize: Moisturizing after your morning shower will lock in moisture| preventing itchy| dry skin in the Winter.Take a cold shower: Cold showers ¡ª as unbearable as they are ¡ª are actually really good for you. Turning your shower cold for the last five minutes can help “shock” your body awake| relieving your body of fatigue and increasing your mental alertness.Make your bed: A clean space means a clear mind| and it will be nice to come home to after a long day at work. Avoid the computer: Because you’re likely to spend most of your workday on the computer| make your mornings technology free. Read a hard copy of the newspaper and hold off on those emails until work. Say a positive affirmation: Starting your day off with a positive affirmation can open your mind to a new attitude and healthy choices throughout the day. Go for a jog: Running in the morning can save you a lot of time after work| clear your mind| and will kick-start your metabolism. Take a few deep breaths: If your daily to-do list has you feeling anxious| take a few deep breaths. Breathing from your diaphragm will quickly help you relax. Don’t drink your calories: While that pumpkin spice latte is good| it is loaded with calories (and a possible sugar crash). Instead| sip on tea or enjoy your coffee black. Take the stairs: Get in a workout before your workout! Instead of talking the elevator to your office| get your heart rate up and opt for the stairs.Fill up with protein: A sugary muffin isn’t going to cut it. Fill your belly with a foods that are full of protein and fiber to keep you full until lunch.Get up right away: Pressing the snooze button is tempting| it doesn’t extend your sleep in a beneficial way; once interrupted| the quality can’t be the same.Meditate: Meditation is a great way to start the day and strengthen the relationship between your mind and body. These tips will help you start a morning meditation practice.Smile: Before you head out the door| smile! With a positive attitude| it will all be OK. What could be healthier than that?

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