5 Morning Healthy Habits to Start Each Day

Author: Herbalife Nutrition
Woman waking up in the morning with a smile on her face and getting ready to face the day

The way we start our day tends to influence the way it turns out. Many of us now have more time in the mornings and can create a routine that can help to keep us healthier and happier. Wake up on the right side of your bed with some of these simple tips!

Fuel For the Day
As most of us know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Our bodies need to be properly fueled to get our day started on the right foot. A breakfast that’s nutrient-dense, high in protein and complex carbohydrates effectively replenish nutrients our body needs after the night fast.1Think grains, fruits, vegetables, eggs, Greek yogurt. If you’re not a traditional breakfast person, you can still get your protein and essential vitamins and minerals in a delicious shake. As summers right around the corner, try one of our favourite Herbalife Nutrition shakes, F1 Summer Berries flavour.

Morning Cup of Tea
Many of us love our morning coffee. But because of the coffee breath, maybe it’s time to make a change. For this, herbal tea is the answer! Wake up to a refreshing herbal drink, and to get started on herbal teas, why not have a taste of one of our Instant Herbal Beverages Our teas are low in calories, contains caffeine to help increase alertness and improve concentration and can also be enjoyed hot or cold.

Healthy is the New Happy
What we put on our bodies is equally important to what we put in. Vitamins C and E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. We should look to apply antioxidant-rich skin care products regularly. Free radicals can be found all around us, even our bodies create free radicals. Applying antioxidant-rich skin care products every morning is a must. Sunscreen is especially important before leaving the house every morning as we are always exposed to sunlight even if is cloudy. So, no matter what the weather, a perfect addition to your morning beauty routine is our very own SPF 30 Protective Moisturiser.

H2O is the Way to Go
You know about the importance of water and keeping the body hydrated. When you wake up, your body may need to replenish water it used when sleeping and adding water to your morning meal helps you to keep your water intake on proper level. When you’re dehydrated, you simply don’t feel your best. To get creative with your water intake, try flavoured water for that extra burst in the morning. A great example is the Herbal Aloe Concentrate Drink Mango which can give your water a refreshing citrus twist. So, make it a morning habit to drink at all glass of water after you wake up.

Exercise in the AM
Morning is a great time to get the exercise you need to stay healthy. Set aside some time for a brisk morning walk, a quick 10-minute workout, or even a few laps around your neighbourhood on your bicycle. There’s nothing like that post-workout mood improvement and glow to give you a more youthful, radiant appearance to start off your day. So, make it a practice not to hit the snooze button. Put your alarm clock across the room so you have to get out of bed to shut it off. Sounds like torture, doesn’t it? But once you come to appreciate the benefit, you’ll be glad you did.

Start every day off by following these morning habits and you’ll start to love the morning. Taking care of your body and your skin is important. Remember, the healthiest body and the healthiest skin, are always the most beautiful.

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