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5 Tips for a Healthy Start to Your Day

Ever have one of those days when you REALLY don’t want to get out of bed? It happens to the best of us. Whether you’re planning to go to a yoga class, out for a power walk or just running from meeting to meeting, getting in the right mood for a healthy start to your day take a bit of work. I’m working on five ways that help me start my day off right.

Tips for a Healthy Start to Your Day

5 Tips for a Healthy Start to Your Day

Wake 15 Minutes Early

Hitting the snooze button or waiting until the last possible minute to get out of bed can cause unnecessary stress. A few extra minutes of low-quality sleep can actually make you more tired. Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier to allow yourself to wake up gently. Stretch your limbs while still laying down. As you rise, you will feel more refreshed and energized.

Think positive

Leave a few words of encouragement by your bed or on your bathroom mirror. Consider a daily affirmation. I recently started using this one: “Today, I am having the most wonderful, happy and productive day.” I also have a handmade card from my daughter by my bed. It always puts a smile on my face.

Tips for a Healthy Start to Your Day

Get Your Groove On

Music is a great way to boost your mood and minimize stress. Consider what music makes you feel motivated, calm or energized. Spend at least 5-10 minutes listening to your favorite music. We sometimes rock out in the kitchen while having our breakfast. Create a get-going playlist for your mornings.

Set Your Daily Goals

The morning is a great time to set your priorities. Keep focused on your purpose for the day. Figure out what matters most and what can wait. This will ensure that you complete your top priorities first. Keep an ongoing list somewhere as a reminder. Checking off each accomplishment provides a feel-good moment too!

Tips for a Healthy Start to Your Day

Pack Great On-the-Go Snacks!

I recently had the opportunity to try LALA Yogurt Smoothies. They are a convenient way for me to get my morning going providing me delicious and nutritious yogurt smoothies to fuel my busy, active lifestyle. Both my daughter and I often like a LALA Yogurt Smoothie on the ride to her school, which is 30 minutes away. I especially like the Curb Yogurt Smoothie. With 10 grams of protein and 8 grams of whole grains, it keeps me fueled up for hours.

Tips for a Healthy Start to Your Day

When I’m heading to the gym or out for a run, the LALA Yogurt Smoothies are also a great option. I’ll pack one in my gym bag or drink one right when I get back from a run. Drinking a LALA Yogurt Smoothie is better than having to slow down by stopping to eat regular cup yogurt. Who has time for that these days?

Tips for a Healthy Start to Your Day

Whether you’re on the way to a yoga class, our for a power walk or running from meeting to meeting, LALA Yogurt Smoothies, made with real fruit, can help you make small changes to improve health and happiness by providing the nutrition needed to power your day – including protein, calcium and Vitamins A & D. I tried the following flavors and loved them all. I think Mixed Berry is my favorite. My son loves Tropical Mango. Which flavor do you want to try?

Tips for a Healthy Start to Your Day

Keep up with Lala Foods on their website, Facebook, and check out this fun video they put together too!

Have other tips for a healthy start to your day? Share them in a comment!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LALA Yogurt Smooothies. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Juana Parker

Thursday 13th of October 2016

Like many others, I find mornings the hardest part of my day. Many people recommended that I start my day with yoga or meditation but realistically I am unable to do that. What I do every day in the morning is start my day with some lemon water at room temperature. After that, I do some simple stretches depending on the time I have….then the usual morning chores follow. Waking a few minutes earlier will definitely help and now I have set the alarm 15 minutes earlier.

Andreya Atari

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

I definitely start with my workout first thing in the morning. It gives me so much energy and sets the tone for the rest of the day.

Leah

Saturday 1st of October 2016

I'm definitely gonna do the 15 minutes early thing tomorrow! I'm so tired of rushing around in the morning, and having 15 extra minutes to get ready sounds like a dream.

Janis @MommyBlogExpert

Friday 23rd of September 2016

Could not agree with you more on all your points. For sure, positive thinking has been scientifically proven to have a true impact on both your physical/emotional daily life and longterm living.

Jenn Gerlach

Friday 23rd of September 2016

I have been seeing these all over the web lately. I have yet to see them in the supermarket.

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