Friday, March 20, 2015

Forbes Living TV Likes the Mornings

There are morning people and night people. Then there are those who function better in the middle of the day. Forbes Living TV likes the morning as the best time of day to get things done.

There is nothing like the bright and refreshing sun to wake up the body, mind and spirit. The light signals the brain to stop producing melatonin, which in turn wakes us up and makes us more alert.  It also warms up our body temps which helps us feel more awake and ready to take on the day’s challenges.

Morning is also the best time to step on the scale. We lose about three pounds of water overnight from sweat and visiting the bathroom.  For the most pleasing results, weigh in before eating and about a half an hour after waking up.

For optimal work results, have healthy, protein and fiber-rich breakfast from 30 to 60 minutes after waking.  This kick-starts the metabolism to work steadily all day.

Mid-morning and afternoon people are those who are energized to make it through the rest of the day. This is the best time to give a presentation, lecture or run a meeting.  Body temperatures peak and so does mental energy.  Grab some lunch around noon but be sure to have some protein (for afternoon stamina), fiber (to feel full) and something tasty. 

The Forbes Living TV show believes that the hours before noon are best for optimal results at work. Of course, if it’s dark outside when the alarm goes off and the drive to work is done in darkness, it may take longer to feel alert. Pour your favorite morning beverage in a commuter cup and heat up a frozen breakfast sandwich to power down on the way to the office.