Morning Mistakes You Are Making
After waking up, a healthy start will have an impact on your day
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.