There are many people who wake up with a lot of fatigue in the morning. Even when you feel you've had a good night’s sleep, you feel tired. The chances are your body hasn't really gotten going yet, but there are several ways you can help your body have more energy in the morning and feel better.
First steps to take for an energised morning
There are a few steps we should include in our morning routine in order to start the day on the right foot packed with energy.
Perfection the environment you sleep in.
The first aspect that needs to be considered is the environment we wake up in. It’s important to open the curtains or pull up the blinds, since natural light is great for the body and it will give you a slow and gentle awakening that will gradually activate the brain.
Don’t hit the snooze button.
The typical “5 more minutes” is not a good idea. By doing so you are telling your brain to go back to sleep and that will work against your ability to wake up. Moreover, you will wake up in a worse mood and more tired.
Drink a glass of water before a cup of coffee.
Dehydration can make it difficult for our body to start up in the morning, especially considering that during the night our body has been fasting for a few hours and without water. For this reason, It’s recommended to drink a glass or two of water as soon as we wake up. This small habit helps activate the organism and eliminate toxins without any effort.
Have a nutritious breakfast.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your body. A full breakfast helps to achieve optimal nutritional intake by providing the energy your body needs to last the whole day. Ideally, your breakfast should contain fibre, carbohydrates, and protein. A good breakfast is key to being more active in the morning. Don't skip it!
Move your body.
Moderate exercise is essential for the body and mind and doing it early in the morning will multiply your activation for the day. Whether it’s going for an hour run or doing a couple of minutes of stretching, moving your body will help you boost your energy and stay activated.
All of these tips are perfect for increasing activity quickly and effectively, but also more generally to keep your mind active and healthy. So don't forget to eat a balanced diet, sleep well and find ways to reduce stress.