Does It Matter If You’re An Early Bird Or A Night Owl?

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Some of us leap out of bed in the morning with all the gusto of a Duracell bunny, while others don’t fire up their energy until later in the day. Aside from feeling a little groggy in the mornings, up until now there hasn’t been anything wrong with being a night owl. What morning birds achieve before work, they fulfill in the evening. Read More…

Rise and Shine

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These days I’m definitely a morning person. It happened gradually – I decided the only place I could squeeze in some guaranteed ‘me’ time was by getting up earlier. At first it was just ten minutes, but that soon turned into an hour including a few simple yoga exercises, maybe some breathing and meditation. This gave me a new found appetite for a proper breakfast. Now I find I love the ritual of cooking breakfast and sitting down to eat it properly rather than on the run, and I want to consider and think about what I eat first thing.

And, to my surprise I feel so much healthier for it. I have more energy, I don’t run out of steam by elevensies, grabbing a coffee and pastry to keep me going until lunch. (Which would usually be the case at the office). Also, my appetite seems on a more even keel for the rest of the day. I’m less likely to over eat at lunch or dinner – which would often happen if I’d not eaten breakfast. It was as if my body was feeling cheated, making up for ‘lost’ food. Many scientific studies seem to back this up – it’s been found that eating first thing helps keep our blood sugar balanced; aids our concentration, and, that those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight. Read More…

Has Your Get Up And Go Got Up And Gone…?

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Almost everyone I know seems to be running on empty right now. It’s been a long year (despite feeling like it’s hurtled by, in many ways), but the ‘finishing line’ – the Christmas break – is in sight. The big question: how to keep going till then? Especially when there are office parties, visits to relatives, presents to buy/wrap/deliver, and meals to cook? It’s a tough time of year, energy-wise. And if you don’t keep your reserves topped up, there’s a risk of stopping on Christmas Eve – and coming down with the ‘flu or a cold, as your body’s way of saying ‘enough’s enough’. (I’d be lying if I didn’t say that’d happened to me, in years past.)

Happily, I’m mostly the Duracell bunny, energy-wise – but then I work on it. Pretty much on a daily basis, with the supplements I take: I can literally tell the difference in just days if I stop taking my Daily Energy, and if I know I’ve got a particularly challenging time coming up, I prepare with a ‘course’ of Sibergin, which I think of as booster fuel. I am eternally grateful to the wondrous Gill for introducing me to these, which I fully expect to take for the rest of my life. (That bouncy 93-year-old? That’ll be me.) Read More…