Morning routines that can benefit you in losing weight | Health

Morning routines that can benefit you in losing weight | Health
Morning routines that can benefit you in losing weight 

Changes in morning routine can speed up the weight loss process

To lose weight, a comprehensive strategy involving changes in diet, exercise, and lifestyle must be planned.  Without any significant adjustments in all these parameters, it is almost impossible to lose weight.

While diet and exercise work to control weight, minor lifestyle changes like morning rituals can speed up the process.

Several research studies have shown that morning habits like getting up early and exercising early in the morning can help you lose weight faster. Here are some expert-recommended, research-backed tips that may work for weight loss:

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Wake up Early 

Waking up not only helps with weight control, but has a number of health benefits.  To wake up early, you must also sleep early.  This regulates your sleep cycle which is essential for weight loss.  After completing 8 hours of sleep a day when you wake up in the morning, your metabolism will be ready for the day.

Getting up early also gives you plenty of time to plan your workouts, cook breakfast, and complete important tasks before you start your day.

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There is no better way to start the day than practicing mindfulness.  Meditating for 10-15 minutes in the morning calms your mind and prepares it for the next day.  In a way, meditation helps channel your inner energy into greater productivity and positive results.

Meditation relieves stress and anxiety, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, controls heart rate, and improves blood flow.

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Have a glass of warm water

The effect of drinking a glass of warm water in the morning is known to all.  Having warm water in the morning keeps the digestive system in action.  Improves metabolism.

In addition to digestion, warm water also helps relieve nasal congestion and improves the central nervous system.

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High Protein Breakfast

Breakfast is the first and most important meal of the day.  Eating a heavy protein-rich breakfast in the morning is always suggested to keep you fuller longer, help you do heavy exercise, improve your mood, regulate your blood sugar and overall weight management.

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Morning workouts are considered to give better results than workouts done at night.  Morning workouts improve your sleep cycle.  Workouts in the morning hours help you stick to the routine;  In case you are busy with some work at night, you won't regret missing your exercises.

Many studies have said that exercising on an empty stomach burns more fat.  This is because when you train on an empty stomach, your body must use the fat stores that already exist to fuel the exercise, instead of using the food you just ate for fuel.

Source: Times of India, Direct News 99