So, let’s get one thing straight- No one innately wakes up at 5 a.m. to run 12 miles, or chooses kale over carrot cake but when it comes to getting healthier and fitter, there are a few tricks and tips you can do right here right now. (Oh, and they’re science approved!). We’re not promising abs like Ronaldo (nor the fancy footwork come to think of it), but you will feel better. Still not convinced? – Well, you'll unwind those chronically tight and tender muscles, relieve tension and prime your body for that morning workout. The one you're totally going to do this time, for sure.
What if we told you that you could drink something that would prevent cancer, reduce heart disease risk, help you lose weight, and boost exercise performance. Sounds good, right? Drink a cup of matcha in the morning for maximum benefits.
Switch off, literally Electronics hurt sleep because the blue-tinted light simulates day and keeps your brain awake. Instead, read something solid—a book, or maybe a great magazine. If phone withdrawal kicks in, set your screen's to turn yellow once the sun goes down (on iPhone, turn on Night Shift in Settings, under Display & Brightness; on Android download the Twilight app).
Add something Supplementary We all know there’s no replacement for a a well- balanced diet but a few targeted pills will kick-start your body. An all- rounder such as AUDEN’S Day Defence + Night Fortify system is packed with omega 3 fatty acids that help with everything from your heart to losing fat. Load up on its zinc and magnesium. Zinc boosts your immune system and testosterone. And magnesium is one of the few deficiencies people do suffer from nowadays. That's a problem because it's crucial to a whole mess of important biological systems, like your metabolism and, you know, your ability to have a kid.
Get some rays Having enough vitamin D means you have less risk for diabetes, heart disease, and prostate cancer. Plus, it'll increase your testosterone and help you sleep both faster and deeper. Chug all the soy milk you want, but the best way to get some is to walk outside. Just go sit in the sun. That's it. Go, now.
Man cave your bedroom. First, walk over to the thermostat. Your body likes a lower temperature while it's sleeping, and a chillier room—say, low-to-mid-60s—will help it fall asleep faster, too. Then get dark. Light screws up your sleep patterns, so buy a sleep mask, invest in blackout shades, or go all Mr. Robot and hack the municipal power grid—whatever's easiest for blocking out that neighbour across the street with the klieg lamp lighting.