How you spend the first 20 minutes of your day sets the tone for the rest of the day. So we want to take concious control over this and ensure we get the best possible start!
When we wake up in the morning, we have already gone around 7 hours without water. If it's hot, you have taken exercise the previous day, or not drank at least 3 litres of water during the day, you will have gone to sleep with a fluid defecit to begin with.
What normally happens when we get up? We wash in water, shower in water, but rarely drink water, even though we are dehydrated. We just grab a cup of coffee.
Unfortunately, waking your body up with coffee will hit your body with caffeine incredibly fast. It will release a flood of stress hormones that your body reacts to with a fight or flight response. This is like being woken up being chased by a predator! Plus the caffeine will dehydrate you further!
Dehydration causes headaches, moodiness, irritability, anxiety and fatigue! Not the best way to start the day!
We are not just dehydrated when we wake up. We lose electrolytes and minerals during sleep too. Minerals are essential in supporting our bodily processes, from muscles, the brain and internal organs. Without the correct minerals our body's functions start to deteriorate.
The answer to all this, to get an instant energy boost, a mood lifter and get your day going right away is so simple....
WE NEED TO REHYDRATE! But to REALLY SUPERCHARGE this, we need to REMINERALISE. To get this morning boost - a calmness, more energy, focus and aliveness. Just do the following:
1. Get really clean filtered water (preferrably alkaline)... our amazing new Ninja Jug does a fantastic job of this.
If you don't have one, try to get some basic filtration in as a minimum.
2. Then add in a teaspoon of alkaline salts (not to be confused with table salts, which are toxic).
This will quickly replenish all of your salts and rehydrate your body.
You will notice an instant effect. Whereas caffeine jolts your body awake and makes you feel wired (followed by a crash), this new start to the day will give you an instant, clean form of energy that lasts for hours!
Start your day this way and you will notice the knock on effect in your mood, your performance and energy levels! You will be amazed at the huge impact doing this one simple thing each morning will have on your life!
Boost Sports Performance
Author Avocado Ninja / Category Sports / Published: 5th July 2018
- Annalicia Brice