Start Your Day Before Everyone Else Does
Even if you're not a morning person, resolve to get up before the rest of the family so you can take time to care for your own health. Research has shown that exercising first thing in the morning, before eating breakfast, is powerful.
In this study, one group of people ate breakfast, then exercised, drinking sports drinks throughout their workouts. The other group worked out, drinking only water, before eating breakfast. Both groups consumed the same total calories and performed the same workout, but the group that exercised before eating kept off weight far better.