What you do when you first wake up in the morning is a firm indicator of not only the quality of the day you’re going to have. But by extension, the quality of your entire life. Committing to a positive morning ritual each day can absolutely change your life. This is in just about every way imaginable. Becoming an early riser and making the most of each morning is about striving to get the most out of your life. Starting the day right can have an amazing affect on your general state of well-being.
Obeying a morning ritual is vital to not only athletic performance, but your health as well. Any effective morning ritual sets you up for success the entire day to come. Perhaps the most important reason you need a morning ritual is that it creates a physical rhythm. Cadence and consistency are key to reaching whatever your goals may be.
Fortunately, the most effective morning rituals don’t have to be tedious or time consuming. You can set your body and your entire day up for success by ingesting a small concoction of salt, water and lemon. Sounds simple right? That’s because it is. Look at the ingredients below.
12 ounces– room temperature filtered water
1/2 organic lemon squeezed
Though these three ingredients appear relatively simple. They yield powerful results when combined and ingested fasted first thing in the morning.
12 Ounces of Water
For people who don’t hydrate well, this is a start. Why? Because it forces them to drink 12 ounces of water to start their day. It’s not a secret that water is essential to life and your bodies internal functions. Drinking 12 ounces of it first thing in the morning will help you focus on staying hydrated and maintain your energy throughout the day.
The lemon provides the gut and stomach the acidity it requires for digestive functions throughout the day. Lemon juice is great for GI function, Vitamin C production, reduced inflammation and good immune function. It also provides the necessary acidity needed for proper digestion.
Himalayan Salt For Morning Ritual
Sodium is vital to proper muscle activation and contractions. It also manages your adrenal system. Salts provide the main electrolytes and minerals critical for normal function. However, for best results, don’t just consume any salt. Use Himalayan salt. It is far less processed and less toxic than your traditional table salt. It also provides you with more electrolytes and minerals than average salts.
I would love to hear about any of your morning rituals, which you have applied to your ongoing lifestyle. I highly recommend you try these each day for only a couple of weeks and you will certainly notice the benefits.