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Start Your Day the Right Way

The first two hours after we wake up can be the most productive of the day. Try these tips to ensure you start your day the right way.

Stay away from your screen. Put yourself first by putting away your phone, TV or computer. Screens can be a major distraction. On average, we spend 90 minutes on our phones every day, which can add up to 3.9 years in a lifetime! The time you spend focusing on yourself first can make a difference in both your productivity and your overall happiness.

Replenish your fluids. Drinking water right away helps your body hydrate its cells, flush toxins and cleanse the colon, allowing for better absorption of minerals. According to the American Heart Association, your heart doesn’t have to work as hard if you are hydrated because it allows the blood to pump easier through the blood vessels to the muscles.

Fuel your body. Breakfast gives your brain and body the energy necessary to start the day. Eating a healthy breakfast will improve your performance at work or school, help prevent weight gain, and even make you feel happier.

Stretch it out. Spending 10 minutes on stretching when you first get up will help lengthen those tight muscles, help you feel energized, and increase blood flow to the muscles and brain.

Meditate. It can help reduce stress and the inflammation caused by stress, which is reason enough to start the day by calming the mind. Other studies show it can increase attention and mental quickness in older adults. Meditation can even regulate your blood pressure which can help prevent cardiovascular disease. Try incorporating these simple morning habits into your routine for a couple of weeks and see if you don’t notice an improvement. Your mind, body and spirit may thank you

Source: Sovereign Silver

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