Better ways make better days
Try mixing up your morning routine for some surprising health benefits
More than half of us use smartphones to wake us up, but reaching for them first thing usually means we start our day checking emails and messages. While seemingly harmless, this can raise our alertness and stress levels with spikes in cortisol and adrenaline. This can reduce our daytime energy. Having a period of detachment from phones can be a healthy thing. Leave yours in another room and invest in an old-fashioned alarm clock for a less stressful morning.