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8 HABITS TO START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT

8 HABITS TO START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT

Who starts their morning off every day by hitting the snooze button? Getting out of bed at the last minute, rushing to get ready, and finally running out the door with a slice of toast in one hand and your bags and coffee in the other? 

Set yourself up for a good day, get into a routine that'll actually fully wake you up before you leave. Here are FourFit's top 8 habits to do just that!

1) Wake up early.

Set your alarm a good 1 hour and 30 minutes before you need to leave the house and don't have too many snoozes. Getting up a good time before you're due to leave the house allows you to complete your morning routine with ease without the feeling of rushing.

2) Make your bed.

Making your bed every morning gives you a sense of accomplishment and ticks a job off your to-do-list straight away. In addition to this, there's no better feeling at the end of the day than getting into a freshly made bed. 

3) Be positive

Whatever has happened on previous days, try to not let that affect your mood for the day ahead. Always wake up, think positive and smile as this will uplift your mood and make you feel more ready to take on the day.

4) Brush your teeth.

The number of this task will vary in position on everyone's lists. Some of us like to brush our teeth before breakfast, some of us after. But which is best?

Experts says brushing after waking up but before having breakfast is more beneficial, as this cleans off all the over night plaque and bacteria build-up and sets a protective layer to guard against the sugars and acids consumed at breakfast.

5) Have a glass of water

A glass of water before breakfast is a great way to get your metabolism up and running, water also hydrates you after a nights sleep.

6) Exercise

Try and fit in a little exercise in a morning before leaving the house. This could be a range of stretches, or taking the dog for a walk. 

7) Eat a healthy breakfast

You've all heard this a million times before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast consists of whole grains, healthy fats and protein. Check out our healthy breakfast blog post here: https://www.four.fit/blogs/news/five-healthy-breakfasts-in-5-minutes-or-under

8) Meditate and relax
Once you have completed your morning routine, ensure you make time to sit for a short time. This will give you time to reflect on your morning so far and set out your goals for the day.
We hope our top tips help you in creating that perfect morning routine.

 

 

 

CUCUMBERS: NOT JUST A SALAD TOPPING

CUCUMBERS: NOT JUST A SALAD TOPPING

Cucumbers are delicious in salads and water, they are also a great anti-inflammatory and reduce puffiness on the skin. However, it has recently come to our attention cucumbers can be used for so much more. FourFit will never look at them in the same way again.

1) Cucumbers contain a wide variety of vitamins needed on a daily basis: Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6. Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2) After lunch tiredness? Put down the tea, coffee, fizzy pop and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are an amazing source of B Vitamin and Carbs that provide a quick pick-me-up to get you through those last few hours of your shift.

3) Rubbing a slice of cucumber of your bathroom mirror can eliminate the steam and leaves you with a refreshing scent.

4) Slugs in your greenhouse? Slugs do not like the aroma cucumber gives off, so place a few slices around inside and your greenhouse should be pest free in all seasons.  

5) Cellulite and wrinkles? Rubbing cucumber on these problems areas for a few minutes has been known to help tighten collagen in the skin, thus firming and reducing the visibility of cellulite and wrinkles.

6) Looking for another hangover cure healthier than the traditional bacon butty? Why not try and eat a few slices of cucumber before going to bed. The natural sugars and B Vitamins contained in cucumber helps keep you replenished, avoiding that dreadful next day hangover.

7) Run out of shoe polish? Rub freshly sliced cucumber over your shoe, the chemicals inside will provide a quick and durable shin that also repels water.

8) Running back to the office after lunch and have an important meeting? Cucumbers can be used as a palette cleanser. Hold in the mouth for roughly 30 seconds before chewing and swallowing.

9) Shine you sink! Rubbing cucumber over the surface area will not only remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine. It will also leave your sink streak free and smelling amazing!

10) Don't have a rubber? Made a mistake in pen? Take the outside of the cucumber and use it to slowly erase the mistake. This technique is also great to use on crayons and markers.