Not getting enough and good night’s sleep, certain nutrients deficiency and experiencing stress are significant risk factors that can contribute to tiredness and sleepiness in the morning. Though, the situation isn’t serious but there are symptoms that can interfere with some of our daily activities.
Therefore, it is of great importance to energize yourself in the morning in order to prevent feeling physically exhausted and lack of concentration. Make sure you sleep for 8 hours and develop certain morning habits:
1. Take a cold shower
Taking a cold shower in the morning is considered the best morning habit that helps fight sleepiness and start the day with energy. The cold temperature of the water stimulates the blood circulation and enables oxygen and nutrients to get where it is required.
This effect boosts your energy levels and optimizes mental functions.
2. Drink a hydrating beverage
There are several processes happening in the body while resting, which eliminate a significant amount of liquid from tissue.
Lack of hydration makes you feel tired in the morning, and in order to prevent these symptoms you can kick off the day by drinking a hydrating beverage like water or tea.
Hydrating yourself, apart from providing your body with fuel, helps digestion and detoxification process.
3. Drink a cup of coffee
Coffee is always a good idea to make an excellent start of your day as caffeine helps the body stimulate the nervous system and increases its concentration capacity and state of alertness.
Note: Drink coffee in moderate amounts as caffeine overdose can have the opposite effect like overstimulated nervous system which is connected to tachycardia, hot flashes and hyperactivity.
4. Eat an apple as a snack
Thanks to their low calorie content and their dietary fiber, apples are considered the best snack to keep you full for longer and prevent extra calorie consumption which is essential for keeping your metabolism active and raises your energy levels in the morning.
Exercising is perfect way to energize yourself and fight tiredness and sleepiness in the morning. Engaging yourself in physical activity helps optimizing your blood circulation and energy levels. It also contributes for better sleep quality at night and boosting mood during the day.
6. Prepare the blender
Forget the energy drinks and prepare yourself a healthy morning drink. A fruit and vegetable smoothie is always a good option to give your mind and boy a little boost.
We recommend you to try this extremely delicious recipe that includes strawberries and bananas.
• 6 ripe strawberries
• 1 ripe banana
• 1 cup of natural low-fat yogurt (200 g)
• 2 tablespoons of oats (30 g)
• 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (15 g)
• Wash the strawberries well and add them into the blender together with the banana, yogurt and oats.
• Blend all of the ingredients together at maximum speed until the mix becomes homogeneous.
• Serve and add a tablespoon of chia seeds into each serving.
• Drink the liquid along side your breakfast, or in the mid-morning when you feel low on energy.
Ultimately, we would like you to remind you one very important thing: enjoying more productive morning requires not only avoiding toxic food or drinks, but it also requires avoiding toxic people and bad moods.
Start the day with these 6 good habits and surround yourself with good and positive people to have a good beginning of the day, and as well a good ending.