Infusing your daily life with health, as easily as possible.
Healthy routines have been shown to increase productivity, self-esteem, energy, improve sleep and decrease stress.
It also not as overwhelming as you may think to get started on a healthy routine.
Starting with a healthy morning routine
Think about some of the things you wish you had time for every morning that allow you to better function through the day: a warm cup of coffee, stretching or meditation, jotting a to-do list, journaling etc.
Step 1 – Adjust your sleep, so you don’t have to depend on your alarm clock
The next step (enter the groans) is to adjust your sleep schedule to ensure you have enough time in the morning for yourself and your responsibilities.
So, if you have kids and they wake up at 7am, you want to get up before them. Or if you take your dog out for a walk every day at 8am, you need to get up and get started on your routine before that.
Tip: As soon as you wake up, let in some light – this helps! If your place is dark, consider a Vitamin D light
Step 2 – Meditate, Move, Journal or Plan
Most experts recommend allowing some time for yourself every morning (even 5 minutes a day). This is your me-time to gather your thoughts. Whether you work out, do a breathing exercise to alleviate stress, or sit with your planner and write out your to-do list; the point is to take time without panic and just plan for a productive, happy and good day.
Tip: If this is new, incorporate a short time window until it becomes a habit (it takes 30 days to build a new habit). You will notice you will find ways to make time for it if more is needed.
Step 3 – Hydrate & Honour Your Nutrition Needs
Before you drink caffeine, make sure to drink water. It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. It’s also important to replenish the water lost through breath and sweat during sleep.
Whether you eat breakfast or not, it is a good idea to honour your body and its needs.
Take the supplements you need to fill your nutritional gaps.
Consider adding collagen to your coffee, breakfast, or smoothie to provide your body with a boost of protein and support for your joints, ligaments, tissues, gut, skin, and more!
Enhanced Collagen Original – add into your coffee or breakfast bowl
Enhanced Collagen Boost - make your morning coffee creamier with healthy fats
Enhanced Collagen Vitality - with matcha for a stable energy boost in lieu of coffee
Starting a healthy afternoon routine
Everyone is different, some are much more active during the midday. If this sounds like you, find ways to incorporate health into your afternoons.
Step 1 – Schedule in some movement
Find something active you love doing and incorporate it into your day. Whether that’s trying a new gym class, a yoga session or walking at lunch time with your co-workers.
It’s important to find 20 minutes of movement at some point, so if mornings do not work – try the afternoon.
Step 2 – A healthy lunch or healthy snacks are key
Think about fuelling your body to carry you through the rest of the day and evening. You want to ensure you have enough protein and energy to keep you satisfied.
If this is the time you reach for another coffee, or perhaps an afternoon treat, consider healthy additions or alternatives.
Chocolate Enhanced Collagen – add into your yogurt or make a mocha to give you that permissible indulgence
FÄV Keto Mini Cookies – take as a snack to curb that afternoon crash, a keto-friendly smart indulgence
Step 3 – Stay hydrated
While you are working away, or getting caught up in your busy day, keep the hydration flowing. Carry a water bottle with you at all times and ensure to take sips throughout the day.
Electrolytes + Enhanced Collagen – get maximum hydration with essential minerals
Effervess – Collagen + vitamin C on the go, just drop a tablet into your water
Starting a healthy evening or night routine
You made it to the end of the day. This may be the best time for you to build a routine that helps you set up for the next day... and maybe even sneak in that me-time.
Step 1 – Review your list
If you have a list of things you needed to accomplish, review and ensure to allow yourself some time in the evening to get it done. Focus on things that will serve you, like moving or stretching your body.
If you can fit in movement in the evening, consider adding some collagen and protein into your workouts to ensure you are maximizing your muscle and joint health, as well as recovery.
Enhanced Collagen Bone & Joint - add into your shakes or pre-workout drinks for maximum joint support
Step 2 – Build a relaxation routine
After a long day, find those things that allow you to de-stress. This may mean cooking a meal, reading a book, taking a long bath or just watching an enjoyable show.
Whatever it is, it’s important to allow your body and mind to feel joy and provide yourself with some reward for all your hard work.
Enhanced Collagen Pure Beauty – add into your yogurt or afternoon smoothie to glow from within
Enhanced Collagen Relax – add to herbal tea to de-stress on the days you need to chill
Step 3 – Sleep
At the end of the day, a restful sleep should be part of every routine.
Studies also show that adequate sleep improves cognitive function, memory, metabolism, immune health and more.
Give yourself a bedtime routine. Doing so will help you feel refreshed, energized, ready to tackle the things you want to accomplish the next day.
Enhanced Collagen Sleep – take before bed for a deeper, more restful sleep
Elevate your health, elevate your routine.