How Your Morning Routine Should Look Like for a Healthier Life

Starting your day right can help you get more out of life.
How Your Morning Routine Should Look Like for a Healthier Life

A healthy life is a balanced one, where you have ample time to connect with loved ones, uplift your spirits, and keep your mind and body in shape. With a little bit of structure in your day, you’ll find that it's easy to get everything you want out of life. Try cycling through these morning routines every week depending on your goal:

To Get Fit

5:00 a.m. – Wake up
5:15 a.m. – Drink coffee, hydrate, and meditate
6:15 a.m. – Do high-intensity yoga
6:30 a.m. – Cool down
6:45 a.m. – Have bacon, eggs, toast, and fruit
7:15 a.m. – Shower
7:45 a.m. – Go to work

Having coffee before a workout not only provides more energy for exercise but also boosts your metabolism, making your workout more efficient. Studies show that the effects of coffee are most pronounced when you drink it an hour before exercise, so start the day with a strong and rich espresso like the Nespresso Arpeggio.

Get your body and mind ready for an intense workout by drinking water after your coffee and meditating for at least 15 minutes. Take advantage of your post-workout metabolism by having a balanced breakfast, then have a cold shower to reduce muscle inflammation and increase your alertness.

To Boost Your Mood

5:00 a.m. – Wake up
5:15 a.m. – Have coffee
5:30 a.m. – Go for a walk
6:00 a.m. – Have oatmeal with fresh fruit
6:30 a.m. – Take a good, long shower
7:00 a.m. – Drive to work with your favorite playlist on the speakers

Start the day on a positive note with a cup of smooth Nespresso Livanto, an espresso that perks you up with its notes of roasted caramel. To give it more texture, turn it into a latte macchiato by adding it to a tall glass of milk froth.

Once you’re fully awake, go for a walk around the village—doing so will give you the same mood-boosting benefits as exercise. Follow this with an easy-to-prepare breakfast to help your body repair itself while giving it more energy. A good, long shower should also help get you in the mood before you proceed with your day.

To Awaken the Mind

5:00 a.m. – Wake up; avoid the snooze button!
5:15 a.m. – Hydrate and stretch
5:30 a.m. – Shower
6:00 a.m. – Have shrimp omelette and coffee for breakfast
6:45 a.m. – Do a crossword puzzle
7:15 a.m. – Put together your to-do list for the day
7:30 a.m. – Drive to work

Hitting the snooze button can make you feel groggier, so get up right away! Drink a glass of water and do a bit of stretching to shake your body out of its resting state, then take a shower.

For breakfast, eat foods that are rich in choline—a B vitamin with numerous brain-boosting benefits—and have a cup of Nespresso Envivo Lungo, a dark roasted coffee with softened woody notes and round, indulgent buttery aromatics to invigorate you and keep you alert, but never panicky. Doing mental exercises and organizing your tasks with efficiency in mind before heading to work early can help keep your mind sharp. 

To Bond with the Family

4:00 a.m. – Wake up
4:15 a.m. – Prepare your kids’ breakfast
4:45 a.m. – Wake the kids up
5:00 a.m. – Have breakfast together, drink your coffee
5:30 a.m. – Take a bath
6:00 a.m. – Drive the kids to school
7:00 a.m. – Drive to work

Spending quality time with your family over breakfast entails getting up earlier than usual, but it should be worth it. Research has shown that family meals promote family unity, identity, and values.

A conversation with your kids over breakfast is a good way to start everyone's day on a good note, but you can enjoy it even more with a mellow but enlivening cappuccino. Make one by adding frothed milk to a Nespresso Cosi, an espresso that has notes of toasted cereal and biscuit.

A clear morning routine helps create that structure we need to think clearly and have time for what’s important to us. Make the most out of your mornings and awaken your senses by enjoying any of Nespresso’s 24 variants of aromatic coffee.

To get the right morning coffee for you, log on to www.nespresso.ph.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Nespresso.