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4 Ways to Take Care of Your Digestive System in the Morning

Taking care of your digestive system is an essential part of your morning routine. Here are 4 simple ways to kick-start your digestion.

TOP TIP #1 GET MOVING!

Exercising first thing in the morning isn’t just a great way to revive your mind and body and to prepare for a challenging day ahead. When you exercise, it gets the gut moving. It can also encourage a calm outlook and relieve excess stress by channeling energy and emotions into a physical activity. As soon as you get out of bed, try a short yoga session, do a few squats, or go for a morning jog.

TOP TIP #2 OPTIMISE YOUR BREKKIE

A wholesome, fiber and protein-rich breakfast can provide the energy you need to start the day. Having probiotics can help you to feel good throughout the day, and get your To Do list done! A simple option is to combine the three of them: fiber, protein and probiotics, for a superfood start. Try Activia probiotic yoghurt mixed with unsweetened muesli and a few chopped nuts.

TOP TIP #3 PRACTICE SELF-MASSAGE

Seriously! Studies show that stress may affect your stomach and gut. One great way to feel calm balanced and in control is to gently rub your stomach. It’s seriously simple – just take 5 minutes to do it in the shower, or when you’re moisturising.

TOP TIP #4 RECONNECT WITH YOUR INNER SELF

Following on from the last tip, starting the day from a place of calm and inner balance is essential to ensure you meet the day head on. Take 5 minutes each morning to sit and meditate, focusing on deep breathing and a centered, straight posture. Studies have shown that mindfulness practice helps to increase focus and improve physical and mental performance.