Most of us have a morning routine we follow RELIGIOUSLY.  For me, it's two cups of coffee . . . five minutes crying in front of a mirror . . . and then a third cup of coffee.  But according to experts, here are four things you're probably NOT doing, that you should be.

1.  Wait 15 minutes before you check your phone.  Checking email or Facebook first thing in the morning makes you more likely to check it CONSTANTLY throughout the day.  And giving yourself 15 minutes helps prevent you from becoming ADDICTED.



2.  Get out of bed the right way.  Which is to roll on your side . . . push yourself up, so your legs are hanging off the bed . . . and then stand up with your back straight.

Your muscles tend to be stiffer in the morning.  So jumping out of bed . . . or even standing up too fast . . . makes you more likely to hurt yourself, especially once you start getting older.


3.  Stretch.  It makes you less likely to pull a muscle, and it also wakes you up.  You can even do it while you're still in bed.


4.  Skip your first cup of coffee, and have hot water with lemon.  Which is good for your throat, and also kick-starts your metabolism.  Once you drink it though, you have to wait 30 minutes to brush your teeth, because the acid softens your enamel.