1. Drink an 8 ounce glass of water immediately upon waking. This rehydrates your body and organs, starts up your metabolism, flushes out toxins, and simply refreshes.
2. Do some standing hip circles. This is a great way to start to get the blood flowing throughout your body, while loosening up the hips and all the muscles that attach to it from your back and legs.
3. Do some neck circles. Many people complain of stiff necks after a night’s sleep, usually due to ineffective pillows or old mattresses. Doing some gentle, slow neck circles will help to get blood circulating to your brain and loosen up those neck muscles.
4. Reach up high over your head. Pretend you’re reaching for the sky and hold for 10 seconds. This helps to warm up your core and loosen up those upper rear back and shoulder muscles. Repeat a couple times if you like and try to be in the moment, not thinking about the past or future. Maintain steady deep breathing, at a pace of inhale 4 seconds, exhale 4 seconds.
5. Greet the day with intention. Open a curtain or step outside to a patio or porch and get in the right frame of mind for your up-coming day. A mantra you say out loud or think to yourself such as “hello day, I’m grateful for what I have, will try my best today, and will help others whenever I can” will set a positive tone for the day.
How else could I end this article but by simply saying: “HAVE A NICE DAY”
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(Jack Witt is a Health and Fitness Coach providing In Home Personal Training, Personal Training at Private Fitness Centers in the North Hollywood, Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks areas, as well as Worksite Health Programs, Corporate Wellness, Life Coaching Products, Keynote Speaking, and Group Exercise Classes. He is an author of fitness and health books “Tight, Tone, and Trim” and “Cut, Cool, and Confident”, available at Amazon.com )