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Are you wondering how to get energy in the morning? And sustain that energy throughout the day? A lack of energy is often the result of poor sleep habits, gaps in nutrition, or both.
Here are 7 healthy, natural and reliable ways to get energy in the morning that won’t give you the dreaded midday crash you can expect after a cup of coffee. COMMENT with which of the 7 suggestions you do every morning.
1. Don’t hit the snooze button.
As tempting as it may be, snoozing your alarm will only make you feel more tired when you wake up again. Getting out of bed right away is one way to avoid morning fogginess and fatigue. If you simply find the snooze button too hard to resist, try putting your alarm clock on the other side of the room so you have to get out of bed and take a few steps in order to shut it off.
2. Get some sunlight.
Vitamin D, which we get from sunlight, is a natural source of energy, and exposing yourself to daylight in the morning helps your internal clock recognize that it’s time to wake up. Research shows that spending a few minutes outside on a warm, clear morning may also improve mood, memory, and your ability to absorb information. If going outside isn’t an option (hello, winter!) just opening the blinds will help you get more energy in the morning.
3. Follow the 3-Step THRIVE Experience.
When you start each day with the THRIVE Experience, you give your body the nutrients it needs to function at optimum levels morning, noon, and night. Following the 3 simple steps — taking THRIVE M/W Premium Lifestyle Capsules as soon as you wake up, drinking a delicious Premium Lifestyle Shake 20 minutes later, then applying DFT — fills nutritional gaps to help you get better quality sleep at night and energy in the morning that continues all day long. For even better results, take THRIVE Sculpt amino acid capsules along with your THRIVE M/W capsules!
4. Move your body.
Exercise is a tried-and-true way to get energy in the morning. Physical activity boosts your energy naturally by sending oxygen-rich blood to your muscles, heart, and brain. Even better: You don’t have to do a full HIIT workout or 10k run to reap the benefits! A short walk, yoga, stretching, or even doing a few jumping jacks can be enough to get your heart pumping. Plus, when you start the day with exercise, you’ll feel more inspired to make healthy choices for the rest of the day.
5. Eat breakfast.
You’ve gone without nourishment for the last 8 hours, and your body craves fuel! Eating a small but nutrient-rich breakfast will give you energy to tackle the day head-on, so help yourself to high-fiber foods such as oatmeal, whole grains, and fruit in the morning. Just remember: If you’re working out, eat breakfast after, not before, to avoid getting an upset stomach.
6. Drink water
Did you know that even mild dehydration can cause fatigue? Drinking water can help regulate your mood, make you feel more alert, and give you energy not just in the morning, but throughout the day. If you get bored of plain water, add some lemon or cinnamon to stimulate your senses, or flavored hydration powder like THRIVE THIRST for an even bigger boost.
7. Stick to a routine.
This one takes the most time and effort, but it will pay dividends: Try to go to bed and get up around the same time every day — even on weekends. This will create a natural rhythm within your body that makes it easier to both fall asleep and wake up. If you still feel low on energy in the morning, you may not be getting good quality sleep. Make sure to avoid smartphones, laptops, and television in the hour leading up to bedtime each night.