These morning routines will make a world of difference to your overall well being.
1. Eating a Nutritious Breakfast
Japanese people take breakfast seriously, and you may be surprised that typical morning meals are often elaborate, consisting of rice, miso soup, vegetables and even grilled fish! However, as busy bees, many Japanese are turning to granola, a similarly nutritious but quicker alternative.
You can find yummy and wholesome options from Kellogg’s – the global company has been developing tasty grains for over a century! In Singapore, Kellogg’s has introduced two limited edition granolas from Japan that are chockfull of good carbs and fruits.
Only available while stocks last, Fruit Granola 50% Reduced Fat contains raisins, cranberries, blueberries, mangoes and strawberries – they add sweetness to the puffed cereal and barley without bumping up the fat content. If you like the malty, comforting taste of grains, try Fruit Granola Gensen Sozai, which has wholegrain oats, cereal, puffed rice and pumpkin seeds along with sultana raisins, strawberries and apples.
Other great options include Crunchy Oat Granola, Kellogg’s granola series made in Belgium, and Crunchy Nut Granola from the UK. These come in a variety of flavours incorporating the warm, comforting notes of healthy nuts, fruits and chocolate.
Not-to-be-missed: Pick up Kellogg’s new granolas, including the limited edition Japanese granolas and you may be one of five winners to win a pair of tickets to Tokyo (details below)!
2. Waking up early and being happy about it
The Japanese don’t call their country the “Land of the Rising Sun” for nothing! Many Japanese people tend to wake around dawn so they can get ready for the day without too much of a rush. Their innate sense of ikigai (reason to live), which has been widely written about, helps the Japanese appreciate little joys in life, giving them motivation to rise cheerfully and tackle anything that comes their way.
3. Exercising in the morning
Besides preparing a hearty and healthy meal in the morning, the wellness- and health-conscious Japanese use the extra time from rising early to do daily exercises. The workouts which consist of stretches and easy movements are often carried out en masse at the start of school days and even among colleagues at the workplace to improve bonding.
4. Drinking water right after waking
Adopt the healthy Japanese habit of drinking water first thing in the morning. Research has proven that staying adequately hydrated helps with metabolism, prevents a slew of illnesses, regulates hunger and keeps our skin and hair healthy. It may be the reason why Japanese people are known for glowing complexions, gorgeous hair and slim physiques!
Win a trip to Tokyo, Japan!
Kellogg’s is giving away five pairs of tickets for a 5-day, 4-night trip to Tokyo, Japan! Simply spend a minimum of $10 on Kellogg’s Japan Granola with any other Kellogg’s Granola in a single receipt. Send a clear photo of the receipt with your full name and IC number by Whatsapp to +65 9354 3052 and you may be one of five lucky winners! Closing date: 31 December 2018.
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