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It’s springtime! You’re spring cleaning. Your kids are studying for finals. You’re planning your upcoming (overdue) vacation. But what about personal goals and wellness? Have you thought about yourself since your New Year’s Resolutions?
If not, don’t worry. Spring is the perfect time to freshen up, make big plans, and start new healthy habits. Morning habits are especially beneficial because they can spill into the rest of your day, improving your afternoons, evenings, and those hours in between. Mornings are also the time to set your body’s health and eating routine. Often we eat dinner based on what we ate for breakfast, so it is important to start the day off right.
Tackle one of the habits below, or create a morning habit of your own and see the dramatic benefits each day.
As you sleep, you become dehydrated, so it’s important to replenish those liquids in the morning. And while reaching for coffee, energy drink, or fruit juice may seem satisfying, water is your best bet immediately after waking. You’ll feel energized and alert, ready to greet the day.
At a2 Milk®, we believe in the power of nourishment especially in the morning. Your breakfast can consist of a stressful commute with an unhealthy breakfast sandwich, or it can be a motivating, energizing, healthy meal that sets you up for success.
For breakfast, reach for protein and fiber-filled foods like milk, eggs, oatmeal, whole grain toasts, and low-sugar smoothies. If possible, sit down and eat it before heading off to work. These protein and fiber-rich breakfast foods have been shown to reduce cravings the rest of the day. Plus, breakfast is delicious!
If you don’t drink coffee, there probably isn’t a need to splurge on it and the same goes for other morning foods and ingredients. However, we all have certain foods, beverages, and ingredients that we use every single day. For these select items, splurge and make sure you’re buying top-quality items you love!
For example: if you drink coffee every morning, indulge in rich, artisan coffee with a2 Milk® Whole in your favorite mug.
Recognize the things that will have a positive impact on your life and make sure to enjoy them.
Running late can throw off your entire day. That’s why we recommend giving yourself an extra five minutes each morning. This simple habit will ensure that you don’t skip breakfast, leave the garage open, or forget your tennis shoes because you’re rushing out the door. Five minutes can transform your morning from stress-inducing to rejuvenating.
Start each day with a positive outlook. This could be a positive conversation with your family, a reflection of yesterday’s happy moments, or a gratitude project.
Beginning your day with an optimistic view will empower you to make healthier choices whether you’re trying to eat healthier, move more, or support your family.
At a2 Milk®, we support all types of healthy habits and know that delicious, real milk can support these habits that will set you on the right path for your day. Find a2 Milk® in a store near you!