Get Up and Go!
- Sparkpeople.com | Get Up and Go | Fri, Jan 27, 2012 4:21 PM EST | Comments
Ease your morning routine with these tips.
Tested Techniques and Tips to End A.M. Chaos
With my second baby, going back to work didn't scare me. The logistics of getting us all up and out of the house--and back in and fed--every day frightened me. It just seemed like an impossibility. Everyone would need something at once. I wouldn't have enough hands. I would never be on time again. We would have to subsist on snack packs and frozen pizzas.
Surprisingly, none of that has happened.
Here's what has happened:
We have arrived promptly at school and work every morning. We all have breakfast and lunches and a hot, home-cooked supper. We're as well-rested as a family with a 2-month old can be.
And here's how we're doing it:
Getting up early.
As a parent, you probably already are waking at an hour many people don't realize exists. But sometimes even 15 extra minutes can make things run more smoothly. Figure out how much time you need to get everyone up, fed and dressed, then set your alarm for 15 minutes before t
- Getting up early.
- Food52 | Get Up and Go | Fri, Jan 27, 2012 10:47 AM EST | Comments
- Flopoodle.com | Get Up and Go | Sun, Dec 11, 2011 1:27 PM EST | Comments
Over the last few months, I have slowly transformed myself from someone who couldn't get up before work to exercise if my life depended on it to someone who genuinely looks forward to being active first thing in the morning. I'll admit that when my alarm goes off, it's still a struggle (and probably always will be) to get out of my warm cocoon and head out into the frosty morning, but once I am up and out, it is one of my favorite parts of the day. I am a runner, so the majority of my morning workouts take place outside. The cool morning air wakes me up and keeps me feeling refreshed and spunky throughout my run. Additionally, the normally busy streets that I follow on my favorite running route are peaceful and quiet, creating a perfect opportunity for inner reflection.
You may be wondering why I would want to put myself through those first few moments after the alarm rings where getting up and running feels like the worst possible idea. Why not just sleep in and leave the workout...Read More »
- Glamour Magazine | Get Up and Go | Tue, Dec 13, 2011 5:30 PM EST | CommentsGlamour magazine
With new research linking pressure at work to heart disease in women, it's more important than ever to take some time to unwind. Turn off the BlackBerry, take a break from tweeting and try one of these simple stress-relievers from experts and women like you.
1. Listen to music.
Studies show that listening to the music you like can have a positive impact on your life and happiness. "Plus, music can trigger memories, give a sense of youthfulness and nostalgia, and take people into different places," says Karol Ward, L.C.S.W., author of Find Your Inner Voice. "So put on your earphones and let those sounds take you from restless to restful."
2. Reorganize your life.
Living and working in a sea of clutter can stress you out without your even realizing it. Each week, spend a few hours clearing out your office or reorganizing your apartment. "Cleaning is therapeutic," says Elizabeth Kari, 21, from Chicago. "It creates order in my life, and I always feel...Read More »
- Healthy Self, Self Magazine | Get Up and Go | Tue, Dec 6, 2011 11:40 AM EST | CommentsStephanie Clarke, R.D., and Willow Jarosh, R.D.
Q: I usually turn to sugar for a quick pick-me-up. What should I eat for long-lasting energy? -Susie Lancaster, Austin, Texas
A: Not sugar, which is a sneaky energy zapper. It causes your blood sugar to spike, giving you an instant high, but your level then drops just as quickly, leaving you sluggish (again), cranky and craving more sweets. Instead, opt for foods that contain fiber, protein and healthy carbs to keep your blood sugar level even and your energy high. Our fave fatigue fighters...
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One cup of raspberries or blackberries has 8 grams of fiber. High-fiber foods release sugar into your bloodstream more slowly, so you won't have peaks and crashes. Pair them with part-skim string cheese for an on-the-fly nosh.
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Super Grain Tip
Did you know that getting 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?
More »Did you know that getting 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol?