Some people wake naturally with the sun, full of energy and ready to face the day…and then there are the rest of us. If you’re not one of the lucky few for whom mornings are actually pleasant, we’ve got some tips to make them more bearable. With just a few tweaks or additions to your morning routine, you can start your day happier and healthier.
Here are a few simple things you can do to make mornings better…
1. Drink a Glass of Water
Water is essential to our bodies, and starting the day with a glass of water helps get us going in many ways. First of all, it’s a jump on the 8-cups or so you’re supposed to drink each day. Second, it moistens your mouth and helps clear out the bacteria that has been gathering overnight. Third, it kick-starts your body’s systems, particularly your metabolism and circulation, helping you be more alert faster.
For a gentle yet invigorating start to the day, try drinking a cup of hot or warm water with lemon. The warmth will be less of a shock to the system, and the lemon will prime your digestive system for food, making it easier to get the nutrients out of your (healthy) breakfast. If you find the lemon too tart, cut it with a little honey.