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4 Ways to Transform Your Morning Routine for a Healthier Start

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(BPT) - The way you start your morning can significantly impact your entire day. Incorporating healthy habits into your morning routine not only sets a positive tone but also promotes overall well-being. “A healthy self-care routine in the morning can help improve your mood, mindset and energy to name a few,” explains Dr. Kimbra Runyan, who is a chiropractor in St. Charles, Illinois. “I recommend four simple, yet effective, ways to set yourself up for a successful day every morning.”

1. Drink a Full Glass of Water:

After a night of sleep, your body is naturally dehydrated. Starting your day with a full glass of water is a crucial step to rehydrate, improve circulation and kickstart various bodily functions. Hydration is essential for overall health, and it also helps flush out toxins and jumpstarts your metabolism.

2. SP Power Mix from Standard Process:

Start your day strong with a nutritious blend of 22 superfoods in SP Power Mix, from Standard Process, a leading whole food-based nutritional supplement company. It’s a convenient way to provide a whole food, plant-based blend of phytonutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, oats and algae. Incorporating SP Power Mix into your morning routine is a delicious and hassle-free way to ensure you kick off the day with optimal nutrition.

3. Breakfast Before Coffee:

A nutritious and balanced breakfast provides sustained energy throughout the morning, preventing energy crashes that can result from relying solely on caffeine. It's important to note that cortisol levels are highest in the morning, and consuming coffee on an empty stomach continues to increase cortisol levels. Therefore, having breakfast before coffee will help to decrease cortisol and balance blood sugar levels. Incorporate a mix of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates for a well-rounded start to your day.

4. 5 Minutes of Mobility:

Adding a short mobility routine to your morning can contribute to improved flexibility, joint health, and overall mental and physical well-being. Gentle stretches, dynamic movements or yoga flows increase circulation, reduce stiffness, increase endorphins and enhance overall mobility. This practice not only prepares your body for the day ahead but also promotes a positive mindset.

Enhancing your morning routine doesn't have to be complicated. By incorporating these simple yet impactful habits, you can set the stage for a healthier, more productive day. Remember, small changes can lead to significant improvements in your overall well-being. So, start tomorrow morning with a glass of water, a balanced breakfast, a quick mobility routine and a serving of SP Power Mix to transform your mornings and, ultimately, your life.