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Five Reasons You’re Still Sleepy Tired in the Morning

Are you tired in the morning? Even after a full night’s sleep? Let me share with you the top 5 reasons you’re tired – and what to do about it. To watch the animated white board video click the link or read the transcript below.

#5 Dehydration

I’m guessing that the first thing you do in the morning is head straight to the bathroom. When you do, check the color...

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Vitamin D and Covid-19: Do You Need Supplements?

Have you seen the headlines:

"Vitamin D Deficiency May Boost COVID-19 Risk"

Have you wondered if you should be taking Vitamin D supplements?

Before you run to the store, read this article where I succinctly answer the following questions:

  • What's the role of vitamin D?
  • What does the Covid-19 and vitamin D research studies report?
  • Should I take supplements?
  • How to check your vitamin D levels
  • How...
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iiwii - A Mantra for an Attitude Change

Have people ever told you that you have a bad attitude? Or maybe you're just feeling it yourself - just not as chipper as you used to be?

So often we tell ourselves - and others that's "there's nothing I can do." 

The Serenity Prayer

But, remember the serenity prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr:

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and...

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How to Cut Back on Caffeine if You Get Jittery or Anxious

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Sleep Cycle - Sleep Isn't Just about 7-8 Hours of Sleep

So often we hear about the importance of getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night. But, I’m sure you can remember feeling energized when you had less – and feeling wasted when you got more. The hours of sleep really only matter if you are getting the right type of sleep! And, that’s where the Sleep Cycle comes in.

What is a Sleep Cycle?

We sleep in chunks of time of...

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Reducing Virtual Fatigue and Stress

A recent MetLife survey found that two out of three employees state they are feeling more stressed now, compared to before the pandemic.1

And, 34% felt tired for more than half their workday!1

Some of the fatigue and stress is coming all these video meetings. 

 

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What about YOU? Are you feeling fatigued and stressed?

Looking at brainwaves, another study found markers...

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Sugar: Simple Strategies to Eat Less

"No, you're not getting milk, look...there's too much sugar in it." That's what I overheard a mom tell her young child at the grocery store. And, she was talking about regular white milk, which has no added sugar at all! Sadly, she was directing him to the lower sugar fruit drink - which DOES have added sugar. With current nutrition labeling it's easy to be confused about what has sugar and...

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7 Counter Intuitive Energy Boosters You Probably Aren't Doing

How’s your energy right now? Is it fading? Craving a huge cup of java? That's probably not the best solution (check out #2 below).

Instead of reaching for caffeine every time you need a jolt of energy, try these seven energy boosters that I share with my corporate audiences. They might sound a bit counter-intuitive, but they work. Here goes:

Energy Booster #1: Drink Water

I know, I...

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Energy Bars with Protein for Satiety

Don’t get me wrong, I love real foods…but I always carry “bars” with me, because you just never know what life will throw at you. Situations like when they book a meeting during lunchtime. Or your first flight is late coming in so you literally have to run to catch your connection. Or when you catch a ride to the hotel and their restaurant is already closed for the...

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How to Sit Less, Stand More

Even if you exercise an hour a day, what are you doing during the remaining 23 hours? My guess is…a lot of sitting. The key for energy, health, and productivity is to sit less and stand more.

Why Sit Less?

There are plenty of benefits of sitting less - and standing (or moving) more. Here are some:

1. Reduced health risks

Research indicates the more you sit the greater your risk...

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