General Health and Fitness – Four Ways To Jumpstart Your Morning

download (32)Feel like you need a boost to get out of bed in the morning? If so, you aren’t alone. Whether you suffered from a night of restless sleep or you simply weren’t able to log enough hours, everyone has those days where climbing out of bed can be very trying.

Fortunately, there are ways to get through these days. Let’s look at four ways to jumpstart your day when you’re feeling a little less than energetic…

1. Brew A Cup Of Coffee. On those days where you just need an extra boost, don’t feel bad about brewing yourself a strong cup of coffee. While you don’t want to get into the habit of doing this every day, the odd cup of coffee on occasion can have an energy boosting impact.

Even better, moderate doses of caffeine can improve insulin sensitivity, so this could assist with your blood sugar control.

2. Do A Quick Circuit. Circuit training is a fast and efficient way to jumpstart your metabolic rate, get in some quick exercise and promote muscular strength and development.

Put together a series of 5 to 10 exercises consisting of…

  • push-ups,
  • squats,
  • lunges,
  • chair dips, and

if you have dumbbells…

  • shoulder presses,
  • bent over rows, and

any other exercise you can complete in your living room or basement. You will get some natural energy from the exercise and can then also start your day knowing you have done something positive for your body.

3. Practice Some Deep Breathing. Not feeling so into exercising! Not to worry. Another great way to boost your natural energy level is to carry out deep breathing. Sit somewhere quiet for a few minutes and take a few good deep breaths in and then exhale out. Do this for five to ten breaths and then watch how much better you feel afterward. Sometimes insufficient oxygen reaching your brain cells can also contribute to fatigue. So, breathing deeply and getting as much air as possible into your body, should help you feel more energetic.

4. Express Gratitude. Finally, one way to give yourself a boost first thing in the morning to help get you started, is to think about what you feel grateful to have in your life. Your mental state usually influences how you feel and function on a day-to-day basis. If you take time to focus on the good in your life, this could help you to feel more positive, energized, and ready to take on the day and what it has to offer.

Next time you wake up not wanting to face the day, consider these four steps. One of them should do the trick to get you up and to move.

Although managing Type 2 diabetes can be very challenging, it is not a condition you must just live with. Make simple changes to your daily routine – include exercise to help lower both your blood sugar levels and your weight.