Looking ahead to the day? Here are 4 things that you can do each morning to get your day started & give your body and mind some Oomph.
1. STRETCH before you get out of bed. Move those joints (ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck) and those big muscle muscle groups ( legs, chest, back) and when you swing your legs over to finally stand up: stretch toward the sky.
2. OPEN the blinds & let daylight in.
3. DRINK a glass of cold water. Your body hasn’t had hydration for hours and the cold water will give your body both hydration & oomph. Note: we walk around dehydrated a lot of the time – our brains, lungs, heart , liver, muscles ( you name it!)need hydration, they need straight up water. Our Metabolism needs water!
4. EXERCISE a wee bit after you have water, but before you take a shower or eat breakfast. I’m not talking a full out workout , I’m talking movement & exercise. Walk up & down your driveway. Intentionally walk stairs a few times. Do some jumping jacks (seated or standing). Dance to a favorite upbeat song. Ride a stationary bike. 10 minutes – you’ve got it in you !
STAY Healthy. Be STRONG. Get AFTER IT!