Morn­ing Mis­takes You Are Mak­ing

Af­ter waking up, a healthy start will have an im­pact on your day

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Alot de­pends on the way you start your day. When you have a healthy and happy start to your day, you will see its im­pact in the way your day gen­er­ally pro­gresses. And there are a lot of things you can do to kick­start your day in the right man­ner. We help you with some tips:

Hit the ground when you wake up

The child needs to be sent to school at 7am and you wake up and rush to pre­pare her break­fast/lunch or rush straight from the bed to open the door for your maid or milk­man. Ex­perts sug­gest that when your rise in the morn­ing, your body has rested long enough and needs to be pulled back from the night long slum­ber. When you hit the ground as soon as you open your eyes, it can be harsh to your back mus­cles. Also, if we stand im­me­di­ately af­ter waking up, the blood rushes to the leg and can make you stum­ble. So set your alarm a lit­tle be­fore your day gets into a rushed state. What you should do:

When you wake up, stretch your body in all direc­tions and you your­self can feel the mus­cles re­lax. “It helps the blood flow through­out the body and helps warm up the mus- cles,” sug­gests Ab­hishek Sharma, celebrity yoga ex­pert.

Pressed for time and hunger

You may be pressed for time in the morn­ing or you are gen­er­ally not feel­ing hun­gry and you skip the most im­por­tant meal of the day. Or some of you de­lay it for long and gob­ble it down right be­fore leav­ing for work or while mul­ti­task­ing 10 other things. Your me­tab­o­lism slows when you sleep and it needs fuel to restart. Also, when you wake up, your blood glu­cose lev­els are low and your body needs fuel to nor­malise it with food. What you should do:

“Within 45 min­utes to one hour of waking up, eat some­thing! Be it eggs, a fruit bowl, milk and ce­real or even a hand­ful of nuts,” shares nutri­tion­ist Mansi Cha­trath. She also rec­om­mends drink­ing 2-3 glasses of wa­ter empty stom­ach.

Rush­ing your morn­ing rou­tine

Get­ting right up from the bed is one thing and rush­ing through your morn­ing rou­tine is an­other. Mind you, both are equally detri­men­tal. You wake up, check your of­fice emails on phone, re­ply to a few, send kids off to school, get ready and rush to work while squeez­ing time for break­fast. And then when you reach work, your body starts to give up by af­ter­noon. All this hap­pens be­cause you did not take out time for your­self in the morn­ing. What you should do:

Morn­ing is the time when you should keep some time aside for your­self. Be it for a long walk, yoga or even to prac­tice some breath­ing time or read­ing.

Mastered the snooze but­ton

Are you among those whose phone alarm is set for 6.30am, 6.40am, 6.45am and 6.47am? We all some­where try to ac­com­mo­date as much sleep we can af­ter our alarm goes off. Sleep­ing af­ter your alarm goes off throws your body off sched­ule and can play havoc with your sleep pat­terns. Many sleep ex­perts even ad­vise against the use of snooze but­ton. What you should do:

You must con­di­tion your­self to wake up as soon as your alarm rings.

Sit on the bed, do some stretch­ing, deep breathe and get started with your day.

You skip ex­er­cise

Morn­ing is the best time to ex­er­cise. Most of us men­tally plan a morn­ing work­out when we hit the bed but when the day starts, the thought fiz­zles out. To com­pen­sate, we plan to walk ex­tra steps at work or hit the gym af­ter com­ing back from work, which rarely hap­pens. What you should do:

Keep your work­out or jog clothes ready at night. Come what may, you must make time to in­clude work­out in your morn­ing rou­tine.

It’s good to not to stand straight away out of bed.

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