3 ways to jumpstart your morning routine and improve your overall health

3 ways to jumpstart your morning routine and improve your overall health



Having a good morning routine can set the tone for your entire day, while a poor one can leave you feeling off-balance and unproductive. As you seek to live your best life, it is important to establish healthy habits that boost your mood, energy levels, and leave you feeling refreshed and motivated. Here, we offer a few simple ways to make the most of each day, and keep those endorphins flowing throughout the month of May!


Plan Ahead – Setting achievable goals for each day the night before can help you be more productive and focused. It allows you to prioritize your tasks and plan your day in advance, so you can get moving first thing in the morning.


M is for Movement – Incorporate more movement to boost your metabolism, improve mental clarity, and help you sleep better each night. Consider any of these simple ways to get your day started off on the right foot (pun intended): Stretch or do yoga in the morning or before bed, use a standing desk or a stability ball as a chair, and/or incorporate short bursts of exercise like jumping jacks or squats whenever you are able.


Daily Practices – Anything we do consistently becomes a habit. Some daily practices that will leave you feeling centered and ready to take on the world include going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, establishing a daily time of prayer, meditation or breathing exercises, and not checking your phone or email first thing in the morning.


Just like anything new, it may be difficult to get started or to stick to these practices at first, but with consistency, dedication, and a little bit of planning, you can create a morning routine that works for you while supporting your overall health and well-being.

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