Having a great morning routine in place can seriously transform your day, so we’re here to show you how to do it and how to incorporate some healthy elements to set you up perfectly for the day ahead.
First up, before you go to bed, lay out a comfy outfit ready for the morning. Then, when you wake up, throw it straight on, make your morning tea or coffee in a travel mug and head out for a walk. When going for a walk in the fresh air is the first thing you do, your mindset just completely changes. You feel refreshed, you can clear your mind before the day gets started and you’re gradually waking up the mind and body. This is a gentle way to wake up that is also great for your joints, muscles and healthy weight management. Walking is such a great option for your morning workout, especially if you prefer low-intensity. Everyone’s level of health and fitness is different, but a great place to start is walking in the mornings.
When you’re back from your walk, it’s time for a fibre filled breakfast. You want something that will fill you up, keep your blood sugar levels stable for the morning, something that tastes great and also something that is good for your gut.
If you’re a savoury person, scrambled eggs on sourdough with avocado, spinach and a sprinkle of nuts and seeds is a balanced, filling and nutritious breakfast that your brain and body will love. For sweet fans, start with a base of porridge made with cinnamon and nutmeg, then top with your favourite chopped fruits, nuts and a drizzle of honey or peanut butter. Again, this is good for the body and the soul, a vital combination to set you up for the day.
Make a great breakfast a priority and your day will be all the more better, no matter what it throws at you.
After you’ve finished breakfast, having a thorough oral health routine is key. Having clean teeth and fresh breath will set you up for the day, as well as being key to keeping your smile happy and healthy for longer. Whether you’ve been to a cosmetic dental clinic and had work done or you have all your natural teeth, it’s key to make this a priority.
So, floss, brush with an electric toothbrush for 2 minutes and then use mouthwash. These are all key steps and can’t replace each-other, but are a vital part of your morning routine. If you can, give it 30 mins after eating or drinking hot drinks as your enamel will be weaker!
You should also be visiting your dentist regularly, as they will be able to identify issues that often go unnoticed but can become really serious. If you haven’t been in the last 6 months, book an appointment, so they can identify any problems and also give you guidance about your oral health routine. This small appointment could make the world of difference when it comes to your oral health and also your overall health. They could also make recommendations based on your teeth, mouth and gums, such as having Invisalign aligners to help make your teeth easier to clean.