Mornings are tough. I myself am not a morning person, and for a long time I used to struggle with them. You wake up cranky and unsociable, you don’t have any energy and that’s if you can summon the willpower to make it out of bed before hitting the snooze button for the third time. And when you finally do get up you’re desperate for you morning coffee to help cross that seemingly endless stretch of time until you’re actually awake.
Lucky for you there are some ways to accelerate your mornings!
After a long (and hopefully good) nights sleep your body becomes dehydrated. You could drink a liter of water before bed, it wouldn’t matter. That’s because your body needs fluids to operate. So needless to say, if your body needs fluids to operate, dehydration is not a good thing. Here’s why. Mild dehydration (like the dehydration you feel after waking up in the morning) can cause a number of unpleasant feelings such as: sleepiness or tiredness, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, constipation, dry skin, and dry sticky mouth. That sounds pretty awful doesn’t it? Fortunately there’s a really easy fix for this.
Drink a glass of water every morning.
Aside from the fact that your body needs water to survive, just alleviating all these symptoms from your morning makes a world of difference. You don’t need to chug a bottle of water either. Just have a glass. One glass. That’s all it takes to rehydrate your body. If you want to have more, great, more power to you.
Naturally there are people who don’t like water. I used to hate water. I started off adding a squirt of flavoring from Mio or crystal light to make it taste better. To be honest, you might just have to suck it up for awhile. But now I love the taste of water, so trust me it gets easier.
But if you absolutely can’t bring yourself to drink water, there’s another morning alternative for you. And it’s healthy too!
Apples have the same waking effect on the body as caffeine. When your body is digesting the natural glucose in apples, it helps to wake you up. It is surprisingly effective and it comes without the mood swings and the crash that eventually comes with having caffeine. Apples get all the hype but any healthy snack will do the trick. Don’t believe me? Give it a shot.
That’s my challenge to you. Pick one day this week and grab yourself a glass of water and some fruit for breakfast. See if you notice a difference, and if you do, come back and share it with us! We want to know all about it!