Rise and shine: First thing is best time to prep for day

“A breakfast with a balance of protein and fat sets the tone for better choices throughout the day,” says Dr. Taylor Wallace, a food and nutrition scientist. This bowl of chocolate oatmeal topped with fruit can start the morning off right.

That neighbor who power walks past your house first thing is onto something: Morning is the time to prime your mind and body for a smooth, productive day.

These expert tips will ensure that you always start off on the right foot.

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