It has long been said that a morning routine is the best way to decide the course of the day. Since most of us start our day with checking the phone, health experts say this is one of the main reasons for a plethora of ailments we suffer from in modern times.
To lead a healthy life, make it a priority to shun the phone away when starting the day. The best way rather is to meditate for 10-15 minutes to set the right mood for the day’s routine.
We all know how meditation brings calmness and focus to the busy mind and brings poise and thinking.
After that, experts suggest, we must engage in some self-improvement time, whether it’s learning a new language or journal writing. It’s time to nourish the soul before anything else. After this, at least 30 minutes of exercise must be a part of the routine. It can either be cardio or weightlifting with a few minutes of stretching.
Doctors say breakfast is the king of meals for the day. A hearty meal is the fuel your body needs to run on in the day ahead. Think protein-packed eggs, creamy avocado, and a dollop of peanut butter on whole wheat toast. This combination will provide you with steady energy and the nutrition you need. Just make sure to steer clear of sugar and simple carbohydrates that can spike blood sugar levels.
The importance of replenishing your body with water is one of the first things to take care of. We lose hydration faster as we age, and we need to stay on top of it. Mixing in some electrolytes is also a good way to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. Don’t forget to munch on water-rich foods like juicy berries, refreshing cucumbers and hydrating melons.
One must swear by consistency, doctors say. Too many people wake up every day with a barrage of chores and responsibilities that end up dictating the flow of their mornings. So, it’s better to ease into your day and take a little time for yourself to plan for the day properly and most importantly, stick to the routine, religiously.