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8 Healthy, Happy Ways to Start Your Day

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Jeanh, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. How we start our day is of great importance. More often than not, the way we start our day defines our mood for the rest of it. If you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, you’ll most likely be grumpy for the rest of the day, terrorizing the people around you and possibly ruining their day in turn. Start it with a smile, and everything goes by in a breeze. You feel lighter and you face the day’s challenges better. Not everybody gets to wake up to a brand new day, thus, we should treat it with care and strive to live each day to its fullest best. Keep reading for a few ways to get that kick start on the AM:



    1. Stretch upon waking up.
    The moment you wake up, before you put on your makeup and then say a prayer like the song says, give yourself a little stretch. Stretching helps improve ones posture and flexibility. It also helps in blood circulation and muscle tension therefore making us feel more relaxed. Who knew stretching could do so much for our health, right?

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    2. Let natural light into your room.
    There’s nothing better than waking up to natural light. There’s just something different about it. It keeps you calm and relaxed yet energized enough to start the day. Also, natural light has this way of putting you on a good mood. It helps train your body to follow the circadian rhythm, which regulates your body clock. So let the sunshine in, and you’ll be game to start your day on the bright side!

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    3. Take a cold shöwër.
    Aside from the fact that it is a matter of personal hygiene, taking a shöwër awakens your senses. A cold shöwër, though, gives us a lot more health benefits. Cold showers keep us energized and alert throughout the day as it sort of shocks us early in the morning. It may not sound like the most relaxing thing, but admit it, you need to wake up somehow. It also helps refine our hair and skin, improves circulation, and even aids in weight loss.

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    4. Get your daily dose of exercise.
    Aside from helping you stay (or get) physically fit, exercising in the morning helps you feel energized and happier. Lets be honest here, sometimes we need to feel light and happy to be optimistic enough to do that pile of work waiting at the office. Exercise also helps boost one’s metabolism, and don’t we all want that, ladies? So let’s start jogging!

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    5. Eat a healthy breakfast.
    Don’t eat just anything when starting your day. As a Modern Filipina ready to take on the world, you have to make sure you have the right fuel for your body. Meaning, food with the right nutrients. Take your cue from our list of Please or Register to view links. Are you a kikay girl? Then choose Please or Register to view links!

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    6. Practice self-motivation.
    Sometimes we forget the reason we are actually doing something in life. This is what we should constantly be reminding ourselves every morning. Motivate yourself with these! Also remind yourself of your good qualities so you are confident in seizing the day! Before anyone else, it should be us loving and believing in ourselves. If we don’t, then who would?

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    7. Listen to music.
    Music can help prep us up for the day. Especially if it is really upbeat and energizing (check out our list of Please or Register to view links for some lyrical inspiration, or if you’re a 90s girl, you’ll love our Please or Register to view links). You can play music while getting ready for work and en route to the office; just don’t do it at work. Kidding! But seriously, by the time you get to work or your destination, you will be fierce, energized and alert enough for anything.

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    8. Drink water.
    Water is really important in our day to day living. It keeps us hydrated throughout the day and in mornings, helps us awaken from our grogginess due to sleeping.Water also keeps our skin glowing and helps us loose weight. Now is that great or what?

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    As we said earlier, it is of great importance that our day be started the right way. More so, in a healthy way. After all, caring for oneself should be among the top priorities of a Modern Filipina. As shown on our list, having the right morning routine and choosing the right food to eat is necessary in order to attain that healthy lifestyle we all want. So go ahead. Start your morning right—right now! And make sure you make healthy morning decisions from here on out.
     
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    Thanks for Sharing Boss.. (y)
     
  4. black_hulk

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    Salamat po dito boss. Makakatulong sakin ito. :)
     
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