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Aubrey Marcus

Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping and Sex

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Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus provides a comprehensive guide to optimizing your daily routine for peak performance and wellness. It covers topics such as exercise, nutrition, and mindfulness to help you achieve your goals and improve your overall well-being.

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    Drink water after waking up, not coffee.

    What’s the first thing you do after getting out of bed in the morning? Most of us hop in the shower or reach for a cup of coffee to kick-start our brains. If you want the best start to your day, however, you need to get properly hydrated, as your body becomes dehydrated during sleep.

    If you manage to get a good night’s rest, that is a minimum of seven hours without drinking any water. And if you live in a dry climate, were at the gym the previous day, or had a few alcoholic beverages the night before, then you would’ve been dehydrated even before going to bed!

    During the night, you typically lose around a pound of water through sweat. Even mild dehydration can result in headaches, anxiety and irritability, which isn’t a great way to begin your day.

    So how do we effectively rehydrate after waking up? The answer is not to drink coffee, but water.

    When you drink coffee on an empty stomach, your bloodstream gets hit incredibly fast by caffeine. As a result, your body releases stress hormones that propel you into your fight or flight mode. To put it another way, waking up with caffeine tricks your body into feeling as though it’s being chased by a lion!

    What you should do instead is drink a glass of water with some fresh lemon and a pinch of salt. This will not only rehydrate you but provide essential nutrients and minerals such as potassium, calcium and zinc, making it the perfect way to start your day.

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    What is Own the Day, Own Your Life about?

    Own the Day, Own your Life (2018) provides handy hacks that will allow you to succeed in all areas of your life. Whether it’s your diet, sex life or exercise routine, this book provides advice that can be easily incorporated into your lifestyle so you can get the most out of every day.

    Own the Day, Own Your Life Review

    Own the Day, Own Your Life (2018) by Aubrey Marcus is a comprehensive guide to optimizing every aspect of your day for improved well-being. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • With its focus on practical strategies and daily rituals, it empowers readers to take control of their lives and make positive changes.
    • By blending scientific research, personal experiences, and expert insights, the book provides a holistic, well-rounded approach to health and performance.
    • Its engaging storytelling and relatable examples make it interesting and accessible, ensuring that readers stay engaged and motivated throughout.

    Best quote from Own the Day, Own Your Life

    One billion people around the world are Vitamin D deficient.

    —Aubrey Marcus
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    Who should read Own the Day, Own Your Life?

    • Those who want to improve their sex lives
    • Gym junkies
    • Dieters

    About the Author

    Aubrey Marcus is the founder and CEO of lifestyle company Onnit. Marcus also has his own podcast – The Aubrey Marcus Podcast.

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    Own the Day, Own Your Life teaches us how to optimize our day for maximum health, productivity, and happiness.

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    Own the Day, Own Your Life is worth reading because it provides practical strategies for improving your daily routine and overall well-being.

    Who is the author of Own the Day, Own Your Life?

    The author of Own the Day, Own Your Life is Aubrey Marcus.

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