Keeping up with all of the health and fitness information on the internet can be confusing if you're deciding how you can best reach your goals. Developing healthy habits right away in the morning is one of the easiest ways to start, getting a head start on the day's distractions that are coming after you leave the house.
1. Get up at the same time each day. Your internal clock is amazingly accurate so avoid hitting the snooze or waiting till the sun comes up. Your body's immunity and energy is affected by your sleeping habits so it is important to ignore those weak moments and make it happen.
2. Drink a tall glass of water before you leave the house. Most people don't drink enough water throughout the day. Maybe 8 cups a day isn't the right amount for you, 1 is better than 0 and once you start drinking water, you'll notice more often when you're thirsty. Remember, once you're thirsty, there's a good chance you're already dehydrated. Put a water bottle close to your bed or in the bathroom in the morning so you can get started right away.
3. Slap on your step-counter or fitness device to track your daily steps. FitBit, Garmin Vivofit, Nike Fuelband...find a device that suits your lifestyle and budget. The first time you strap a fitness device on your wrist, you will be shocked at how little you walk on your busy days at work. When you start getting an idea of how much you actually move on certain days, you will be more cognizant of getting up at moving at lunch and during breaks. Some companies even offer discounts on these devices and have incentives built into their wellness programs.
As Spring approaches, it's important to revisit your fitness resolution for 2016 and incorporate these habits in helping you get to your goals, whatever they may be.
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