Thursday, January 21, 2016

Make Mornings Better




If you’re like majority of college students, mornings aren’t your thing!  That’s okay, but did you know, there are a few things you could do to get a little more pep-in-your-step bright and early! Here’s some tips to start off on the right foot and get prepared for a great day!


STOP HITTING SNOOZE!
Although an extra few minutes of sleep can seem like a great idea in the morning, don’t do it! When you fall back to sleep you for a couple minutes you end up interrupting your hormone cycle, which ends up making it harder to get moving in the morning.

Give yourself a few extra minutes!
There’s nothing worse than waking up and having to rush out the door right away.  Make sure you have enough time in the morning to get ready at your own pace.  If you’re rushing right out the gate, you’re going to be exhausted before your day even gets started.

Open the curtains!
Let the light in during the morning! Whether it’s natural or artificial light, it helps your body with the wake up process.

Exercise!
If you have time in the morning, get your body moving! A morning workout can be very invigorating and get you pumped for the rest of the day. So as often as possible get your day started right by working out early! To get started, check out our group fitness schedule for our AM group fitness classes, like our Monday Cycling at 7am or our Thursday PiYo also at 7am.

Don’t skip breakfast!!!
Instead of just waiting for lunch, make sure you eat a satisfying breakfast! Take the time to make yourself something with protein and carbs to help power yourself through the morning. This could be few eggs with whole-grain toast or just some Greek yogurt with granola. It really is the most important meal of the day, so make sure you don’t miss out on it.

Next time you’re feeling groggy in the morning try one of these tips to get your day off to great start! The better you feel in the morning, the better you’ll feel all day! And don’t forget to sign up for our Work Out Wednesday Incentive program. From 1/25-2/19, workout 12 times before 11am and win a prize! Sign up today!

-JC

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