What you do in the first hour of waking up in the morning decides the quality of your day. So in this article, I wish to share with you 5 simple things that you must do after waking up in the morning to stay fit, energetic and productive throughout the day. So without any further delay, let’s get started.

Hello friends, welcome to Fit Tuber. Let’s begin with the first, natural stretch. Have you observed how after waking up in the morning, you feel like stretching yourself? This is body’s natural signal commonly known as Angadayi.

Today, science has proven that this small act has numerous benefits. A natural stretch like this instantly lubricates the joints. This increases their flexibility.

While we are sleeping, we stay in one posture for a long time. This reduces the heart function and also obstructs blood circulation in certain parts. Taking Angadayi is an amazing way to increase the blood circulation.

More blood circulation means more nutrients flowing. This helps every body part. Your body feels energetic, your brain gets activated.

Remember how when you stretch yourself after sitting continuously for long in office, you instantly feel recharged? It’s the same. Heart attacks are getting so common these days. Scientific studies state that a natural stretch in the morning reduces the risk of heart stroke.

The best thing is that you can stretch any which way. Stretch while you are still on the bed. This is similar to Murkat asana, the best yogic asana to get rid of back pain.

You can stretch while sitting. This will help in cervical problems. Stretch full body after getting off bed.

Hardly spending one minute, your body will get the benefit of a mini workout. Next, drink water. There is no doubt about the benefits of keeping the body hydrated.

When we wake up after sleeping for 6-8 hours, our body is dehydrated. This can be noticed from the fact that the first urine after waking up is more yellow and acidic. At this time, our brain needs water, our skin needs water, our whole body is asking for water.

But what most people feed with is tea or coffee. These are drying beverages which take the luster out of the skin. It creates an acidic environment which then causes gastric trouble.

See, I am not against tea or coffee but at least avoid early in the morning. Instead, if you drink water, it will kickstart your metabolism. High metabolism means that your body will automatically begin to break the fat stored inside.

Scientific studies have proven that drinking water in the morning helps increase the bowel movement. Better bowel movement means the load of waste that is lying within gets eliminated from the body. This results in natural skin glow, better hair, reduction in belly fat, brain gets relaxed.

Now, you can drink hot water, warm water or room temperature water, as per your choice. Just drink plain water. No need to add anything here.

Drink as much as you can, 1, 2, 3, 4 glasses, as you feel like. Making just this one habit, you will avoid numerous diseases in the future. Then wash your eyes. Eyes is one body part that clearly needs extra attention in today’s day and age. No wonder dry eyes, eye strain, redness, itching and poor vision are so common. After getting freshened up, don’t skip splashing water on your eyes.

But how you do it will make all the difference. Fill your mouth full with water. When you do this, your eyes will naturally bulge out, allowing more water contact with the eyes, helping them clean better.

Now splash water on eyes for 15-20 times. This greatly helps improving eyesight. It cools the eyes, reducing redness due to high screen time.

It reduces the risk of infections. Sensitivity to light gets better. In fact, early in the morning, our eyes are most sensitive to light.

At this time, using phone, laptop is like burning your eyes. Avoid it. Splashing water on eyes will give them the much needed relief.

Make it a part of your morning routine. Then do oil pulling. This is one practice from which I have personally reaped so many benefits.

I wish I had taken a picture of my back teeth to show you how the yellow plaque has significantly reduced by simply swishing the oil around the mouth. This is an ancient Ayurvedic practice whose benefits latest scientific research is now proving. See, when you mix oil and water, they stay separate.

But when you mix oil and oil, they readily combine. This is the principle on which oil pulling works. The harmful microorganisms in our mouth are covered in fats called lipids.

When we swish oil in mouth, it attaches these microorganisms and when we spit the oil out, microorganisms are removed. Less bacteria in the mouth means less chances of bad breath. This prevents mouth ulcers. Plaque gets removed. Gum problems reduce. Teeth become whiter. Lips turn pinkish. It’s the real mouthwash. When we oil pull, our facial muscles get properly stretched.

It’s like a facial massage. This prevents wrinkles, gives you better jawline. I know a friend who isn’t a health enthusiast but never misses oil pulling because he feels that due to oil pulling, his urges to smoke has significantly dropped.

Clearly, oil pulling is amazing. You can use any cold-pressed oil, coconut oil, sesame seed oil, or mustard oil. One tablespoon and keep swishing it for 10 to 20 minutes. While you are oil pulling, you can do other things as well. Then spit out. After that, you can normally brush your teeth and clean the tongue.

Finally, the first meal. In the morning, first thing that you eat or drink, water not included, has a huge impact on your body. At this time, your body is in a fasted state. It is ready for food. Whatever you give it, it will be very well absorbed in the system. Ayurveda gives utmost importance on the concept of first meal.

So make use of it and choose your first meal very carefully. For general health, you can have a piece of fresh seasonal fruit. But let’s say you are suffering from liver problem or you want to reduce body heat.

In that case, drinking a glass of sugarcane juice as first meal will help heal your liver. If you want to reduce body fat, you can have ashwagandha leaf juice. If thyroid is your problem, have soaked coriander seed water as first meal.

If you have weak bones, you can have a pinch of tuna mixed in curd. For hair fall, you can chew a few curry leaves. When exams are approaching, you can start brahmarasayan to increase brain power. And in case you have 2-3 problems at once, prioritize which one you want to tap first. Have your first meal according to that and continue for 2 months. Then you can switch to another.

This way, you can tap 6 different problems in one year. After having your first meal, let it work for about 30 minutes and then you can have your regular breakfast. Adding this simple thing to your regular diet, you can have such a huge impact on your overall health.

If we quickly summarize, as soon as you wake up in the morning, stretch your body while lying down in the bed, sitting or standing. This is like a mini workout. Then before brushing the teeth, drink water.

Hot water, warm water or room temperature water, it’s your choice. Drink 2-4 glasses of water. Then after relieving your bowels, wash your eyes.

Fill your mouth full with water and splash water for at least 15-20 times. Be it any problem of the eyes, it will help. Then put 1 tablespoon of any cold pressed oil, coconut, sesame or mustard in your mouth and swish it around for 10-20 minutes.

The practice of oil pulling will help reduce oral problems and will bring a glow to your face. After oil pulling, you can normally brush your teeth and scrape the tongue. Then make use of the first meal.

Depending on which health problem you wish to fix, you can have the first meal. Then after about 30 minutes of this meal, you can have your regular breakfast. Which one of these 5 things did you find most practical and easy? Angadai, drinking water, washing the eyes, oil pulling or the first meal? I’m looking forward to your response in the comments.

Even if you do all these together, it will hardly take 30 minutes of your time but will completely change the tone and direction of the day.