This article will discuss healthy habits after waking up. For many of us, getting out of bed on a Monday morning is the last thing we want to do.

We don’t want to shower, brush our teeth, eat, or get dressed. The act of cleaning our teeth and changing out of our pajamas is one of the easiest ways to put ourselves on the right track.

The second is to take a few moments and recognize that most of us only have a short amount of time to live. Having time to appreciate each moment of our lives is crucial to living the fullest we can and keeping our health in check.

What is a healthy habit?

The term “healthy habit” has been used in the media to refer to a choice someone makes to make small life changes in their daily routine.

It is important to note that not everyone can commit to making a small change to their habits all at once, but every little effort counts.

Now, let’s look at what a healthy habit is and how it can help us.

Why is it so hard to get up every morning?Calm woman lying on comfortable pillows in bedroom

If you’re like me, you got so used to sleeping in that you often hit the snooze button a couple of times before you actually have to get out of bed.

Some mornings I may wake up, turn on the TV, or light up my laptop and spend the next several hours watching a movie or checking out your newsfeed.

These are habitual patterns that can lead to overeating and physical inactivity, thus putting your health in jeopardy.

The importance of daily physical activity

I recently started playing pickleball, a combination of tennis and badminton, and in the two months since starting, I have lost a few pounds.

This was all due to me playing the game and learning how to go hard in the gym and make better food choices. I also started drinking less soda and snacking on fruit instead of chips.

If you’re looking to get your life back on track, I encourage you to consider one of the following habits.

Wake up early

Setting a daily alarm allows you to wake up in the morning and take control of your day. You’ll get your day off to a great start, and the rewards will last for days.

You’ll be in a better mood, have more energy, and will often find yourself having more fun at the gym.

Eating well

Research has shown that breakfast can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve mood, keep you full longer, and lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. The number of calories you eat the first meal of the day can help to determine how hungry you will be all day.

Start with a protein-packed breakfast like a slice of whole-wheat toast with avocado, eggs, and salsa.

An ideal breakfast should contain plenty of protein (usually eggs or oatmeal), healthy fat (monounsaturated or olive oil), and carbohydrates (usually beans or complex carbs like sweet potatoes).

Changing your habits

The importance of starting the day with good habits is undeniable. It’s easy to fall into the habit of putting off activities like getting exercise, getting out of bed, or taking a shower, and doing so can have negative impacts on your health.

But instead of saying no, start saying yes. If you are taking baby steps, take a step today to get off the couch, exercise, and eat well.

It’s the first step in taking control of your life, and you won’t regret it.

Achieving sleepWoman leaning on her table

People all around the world want to sleep more than they actually do.

It might be because they don’t know how to sleep better.

While experts disagree on the best ways to create a better sleeping pattern, Dr. Cahill says the following are the most effective ways to achieve better sleep.

It would help if you aimed to sleep 8 hours every night. When you don’t sleep enough, your body doesn’t get enough time to repair and recover from the day, which is why you feel tired.

Try making your bed the best sleeping spot in the house. “Sleeping in a messy bed causes disturbances,” says Dr. Cahill.

“Put your computer or reading material on a tray and place it right next to your bed so you can read right before you go to sleep.”

Adjusting your body temperature

Another common cause of sleep difficulties has a warm body, says Dr. Cahill.

Even though it’s freezing outside, putting on a sweater or blanket isn’t enough. It’s important to make sure you get enough sleep, so your body is rested.

“Sometimes you have to think of your body temperature in terms of calories,” says Dr. Cahill. “If you increase your body temperature, you’ll burn more calories in the day.”

The way to do this is to keep your bedroom relatively cool and make sure you’re not wearing cotton. “Do not put your pajamas in the dryer,” says Dr. Cahill.

“You want to keep them as moist as possible.”

Maintain a healthy weight

It would help to maintain a healthy weight for your height, height being less than 110 inches for males and less than 85 inches.

Keeping a healthy weight also helps to manage cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar.

ExerciseSelective focus photo of man in white vest and red shorts tying his shoes while sitting on concrete stairs

While it may not be the first thing you want to do after waking up, exercising is an excellent habit. It can help you lose weight, boost your mood, get in better shape, and maintain your health.

These are the four most important habits we can develop and maintain. With a little effort, we can make these changes and start to enjoy the benefits.

The challenge

Set aside 30 minutes to 30 days for each one. After your 30 days, think about what kind of habit you want to develop for the rest of the year.

Then, re-set your intention and create a new habit.