The way you start your day has so much impact on the rest of the day. If you wake up all happy and full of energy you almost conquer the day, on the other hand if your day starts a bit cranky you end up feeling low throughout the day. 

Though it might not be like your day completely depends up on how you start it, but it definitely leaves some impact on it.

Especially when it comes to your health, there are so many things you do in the morning, which do no good but bad to your health and you don't even realize it. 

A healthy start in the morning is so important for a healthy living. 
So here are some bad morning habits that are ruining your health which you need to quit ASAP!

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1. Waking up early/late
I know some may think, how is this affecting your health?
The answer is, it affects your mental health. 
Sleep is very important, you need to get enough sleep. Many people wake up early sacrificing their sleep which is not good. If you have to wake up early, don't stay up too late at night. 
Waking up early does not mean that you have to wake up at 4 or 5 o' clock in the morning without any reason. Just wake up at the time that is right for you and sleep at the time that may get you enough sleep. 
Not getting enough sleep may make you feel lazy, irritated, low on energy throughout the day ruining your day and also your mental health.

2. Staying in the dark with distractions
Waking up and staying in the bed with your mobile / laptop on social media is a bad habit and we all know that. I know it's just not easy to quit this one but trust me, once you start making it a habit of not doing this as the first thing in the morning you will feel much better and your eyes will thank you for not showing them that bright screen as the first thing in the morning. 
Staying in the dark is also not good, as soon as you wake up turn on the lights, open the windows and let the morning light in. It also makes your brain realize that its the time to get up and function whereas the darkness can lead to you feeling lazy and sleepy.

3. Tea or coffee first!
Many people have a habit of starting their day with a good cup of tea or coffee as it works for them as a boost of energy. But. having these as the very first thing in the morning is not that good for your health. Tea and coffee contain caffeine and are a bit acidic in nature.. and these are the two main things that must not be consumed as the first thing in the morning as they can disrupt your system. 
Try to quit this habit and drink a glass of warm water with a little lemon it as it helps boost metabolism, improves digestion and maintains pH balance.

4. Not hydrating enough
This is a habit almost everyone has. You wakeup, have breakfast, get everything done and what about hydration? 
You did not drink water for almost 6 to 8 hours & when you wake up your body is quiet dehydrated. So, as soon as you wake up try to have at least 2 glasses of water every day. Keep drinking water in between so that your body does not lack that hydration it needs.

5. Sugar & carbohydrates
Having foods that contain sugar and carbohydrates in the morning is something you should avoid.
You may feel energised after having those foods but, it does not last longer. You will feel low very quickly and  also feel more hungry before your second meal. 
Try to have something that can help you stay full for long and if you are quiet a sweet tooth.. try having smoothies as they are much healthier and also fulling. 

6. Skipping your stretch
This is not specific to exercising, you must not have a habit of doing nothing with your body in the morning. 
You were sleeping for 7 to 8 hours in a position and so you have to work it out as soon as you wake up to shock your muscles and body a bit. 
If you are not into exercising, do a bit of yoga or at least do some stretches. 
Stretching really helps waking up your body, relaxes muscles and tension and improves circulation.

7. Brushing 
You must always brush your teeth before breakfast. Though many people brush their teeth after breakfast in order to get rid of bad breath and also all that stuff stuck in between the teeth. 
Brushing your teeth right after breakfast can weaken or even damage the enamel. Specially if you had acidic stuff like coffee or fruits. 
So, always brush before breakfast and you can floss your teeth and gargle to wash out stuff stuck on the teeth after having breakfast.
If you still prefer brushing after eating make sure to wait for about 20 to 30 minutes after you eat.

8. Not having a good breakfast
You must always have a good, healthy and fulling breakfast. Skipping this most important meal can make you feel hungry throughout the day and also leave you feel low on energy.
If you have a good breakfast you might not feel like eating much all day and that even helps if you have food cravings in between. 
So, start off your day with a good breakfast and enjoy your healthy day!

These morning habits are something you need to quit if you care about yourself. Being healthy does not just mean to exercise and diet, it really depends on what choices we make for our health specially these small things that determine our overall health.




  1. I really need to work on these. I know better but still keep these bad habits. Time to quit.

  2. Fantastic tips. I love doing yoga in the morning.


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