Staying fit is a full-time pursuit. Reaching and maintaining one’s optimum health levels depends on a consistent effort to eat right and exercise on a regular basis. Establishing a daily routine to start your day can jumpstart this process and provide an opportunity for long term success. Looking great and feeling healthy can improve one’s outlook on life, reduce stress, and prevent the development of certain conditions such as heart disease and obesity.

Here are some tips to get you started on the road to reaching your goals of optimum health by establishing a morning routine with a healthy breakfast, skincare, and a run:

Healthy Breakfast

Eating a healthy breakfast is an excellent start to a new day. Your nutritionist or personal physician can work with you to develop a diet that is best for your needs. That may mean an increase or decrease in carbohydrates and protein, monitoring the intake of (good) fat, and more. What is healthy for one person may not be optimum for someone else. This is particularly true if someone suffers from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, or other health conditions. It’s important that you not jump into a diet or eating program that may cause more harm than good.

Healthy Skincare

Healthy skin begins with the foods and beverages that a person consumes. One’s skin can be an indicator of underlying issues. For instance, eating fried foods can cause skin outbreaks as well as contribute to serious health concerns. The human body must intake water in one way or another within three days’ time or else a person is at risk for dying. Many foods and beverages contain a percentage of water, but for optimum health, this is not sufficient. One’s skin will also be affected by the level and quality of water consumed on a daily basis. Clean, filtered water can help the body’s ability to process food, maintain proper blood flow and pressure, and lose unnecessary weight. When the body has the right amount of water on a consistent basis, the skin will have more elasticity and be less likely to dry out or develop blemishes.

The amount of daily water needed will vary based on a person’s age, weight, and overall health. In addition to drinking sufficient water, cleaning one’s face with a mild cleanser is also important. However, it’s easy to dry out the skin if it is cleaned too often or with cleansers that are too harsh. If the skin dries, the body may combat that by generating natural oils which can lead to blemishes.

Healthy Morning Run

Participating in exercise of some kind is mandatory for reaching one’s health goals. For many people, a morning jog or run is ideal for getting daily exercise. Running can release endorphins which generates a natural high. Rather than tiring a person out, a healthy morning run can produce energy and get the day off to a great start. Running can also increase mobility and improve blood flow. More blood flow to internal organs and the brain can further increase optimum health on a physical as well as emotional and intellectual level.