Health Mistakes You are Making Before 8 AM
Yup, you’re doing mornings all wrong. Don’t believe us? We have the studies and the science that might surprise you. These are 9 health sins you’ve committed and you haven’t even left to go to work.
Hitting The Snooze Button
Say no to 10 more minutes
You’re doing more harm than good do your sleep cycle because you fragment your sleep cycle. Those 10 extra minutes could actually be making you more tired as your day progresses.
Keep your alarm out of arms reach and force yourself to get up and move.
Soak Up The Sun
More light helps wake up your body
Did your mother ever open all the blinds to get you out of bed? She did it for a reason. Morning sun stops your body from producing the sleep hormone melatonin, and can help get you into a healthy sleeping cycle.
Open the blinds in the morning to wake your body and mind up.
Checking Your Emails In Bed
The never ending inbox of emails
Successful people do not check their emails first thing in the morning. Trying to get ahead of the game by responding to emails keeps you in bed longer, and makes it harder for you to get out and wake up your body.
Clean up, get dressed and then tackle that inbox so you’re not drowsy or sluggish to finish those tasks.
Take the time to stretch out your body
Jumping out of bed without stretching can hurt your muscles. Stretching helps improve your circulation and gets your body back into action after a good night’s sleep.
Take 30 seconds to a minute to stretch your arms legs, back and neck before getting up.
Your body is dehydrated when you first wake up
After seven or eight hours of sleep your body is going to be dehydrated. Drinking a glass of water once you wake up will combat that sluggish feeling you have and helps perk you up. You’ll feel more energized and able to tackle the rest of the day.
Drinking a cold glass of water will instantly perk you up in the morning.
Breakfast will always be the most important meal of the day
The misconception that breakfast eaters eat more calories than those who skip it is a myth. If you’re eating moderate sized meals you won’t consume more food. People actually get hungrier at night if they skip breakfast.
Don’t skip out on breakfast.
Carbs and proteins most important foods to eat in the morning
Carbohydrates and proteins are important to get in morning because they provide you with the energy throughout the entire day.
Make sure you are eating the proper grains and proteins at breakfast.
More “Me” Time
Set aside time to do something you like makes you happier
Getting up earlier to do something for themselves are happier than people who get up and head straight to work.
Stopping by your favorite coffee shop, reading, or doing anything you like for a few minutes before you start the rest of your day makes you happier and more positive in stressful situations.
You Don’t Exercise
People who exercise in the morning have more energy to take on the day than the night owls
Make sure you eat something before you head off jogging or go lifting weights. Those who have an exercise routine in the morning are also more likely to stick with the program than those who workout at night.