When you have a strong and successful morning routine, it helps build momentum for the rest of the day. Kicking off your morning with healthy lifestyle habits can be the difference between a productive or lethargic day. Although a solid morning routine differs from person to person, there are several things everyone can do to have a superb day full of productivity. In this blog, we will discuss the steps to establish a perfect morning routine.
4 Tips for a Successful and Healthy Morning Routine
Get Out of Bed!
A body in motion stays in motion. One of the most common ways to create a lazy day is by staying in bed after you wake up. This is especially relevant now due to smartphones and social media.
Using your phone in bed immediately after waking up doesn’t allow you to reach your full mental cognition. Rather, get up as soon as you awaken and attack the day ahead of you. Of course, you might need to check your phone for important work emails, but do this after you’ve gotten up and moved around.
An effective way to avoid using your phone in bed is by setting an alarm and placing your phone on the opposite side of the room. Once it goes off, you will be forced to get up and turn it off, and since you’re already up, you might as well start your morning routine from there!
Write Down Goals and Reminders
Writing down or reviewing your goals and reminders for the day will help structure your time schedule. Maximizing your free time in the morning starts with going over the day’s responsibilities. Take a look at your to-do list, pick your top priorities, and plan your day around them. Setting goals for yourself in the morning is also a great way to keep track of your productivity and incentivize an energetic day. We use the Daily Time tracker from the Insane Productivity program. Another great program we recommend is Time of Our Life by Tony Robbins.
Treat Your Body Right
Any good morning routine should include a glass of water and a healthy breakfast. Drinking water first thing in the morning is essential to supporting your well-being. When we sleep, the body goes a long time without water which can gradually lead to dehydration. According to research done by pubmed.gov, being dehydrated by even two percent impairs tasks that require attention, psychomotor, and memory skills.
In addition to drinking plenty of water, a healthy breakfast will help fuel you and restore your glycogen levels when you wake up. There are lots of trains of thought when it comes to diet, but some healthy breakfast options include grain-free oatmeal, avocado toast, or fruits and raw nuts. For some people, intermittent fasting works well, but for others skipping breakfast can cause low energy levels later in the day. Use trial-and-error to find out what your body best responds to.
Ensuring that you drink enough water each morning will help improve your memory retention and keep your bodily functions prepared for a productive day. In addition to drinking water, there are natural therapies such as NAD+ and Methylene Blue that can help improve overall brain function and memory retention.
Activate Your Muscles
A healthy meal with water is important, but in order to reach your full potential, you must activate your muscles and stimulate your cardiovascular system as well. You don’t have to run a marathon or do a full-body workout when you wake up, but getting your blood pumping is key to achieving full mental cognition.
Start with a light stretch allowing blood to flow to all your muscles. Follow that up by performing 15 minutes of yoga or going for a morning walk. No matter what physical activity you prefer, activating your muscles in the morning will have your body and mind working hard all day.
According to Harvard Health, regular exercise helps with memory and critical thinking by reducing insulin resistance and inflammation. Another natural way to decrease inflammation is with our comprehensive Peptide Therapy’s and NAD+ Therapy. These treatment options can help those who are trying to improve the body’s natural ability to produce beneficial growth hormones which assist in a healthy aging process.
How BioCure Can Help Support a Healthy Lifestyle
After reading through some tips for a perfect morning routine, you may be wondering what else you can do to support your health. Look no further, as BioCure is your gateway to functionality and vitality. We are far more than just a healthcare clinic. Our team thrives on customer service and creating meaningful relationships with patients to understand specific health needs at a personal level. For more information on our treatment options and how we can support a healthy lifestyle, please contact us today.