A Message From Lesley
24 hours of health
Already feeling lethargic by 11 am? A chocolate biscuit / cookie is the only answer? Then try this:
7.00am Hot water and a slice of lemon
7.30 am start with an avocado and egg on toast – a bit of protein and healthy fat – or some smoked salmon. Stay away from the cereals and pastries. Sit down and eat it, preferably near a window as sunlight increases levels of the sleep inducing melatonin needed for when you need to sleep at night.
8.30 am Get off the bus/train a stop early and walk to work
9.00 am have a coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon instead of sugar! Caffeine increases alertness but needs to be taken in moderation
11.00 am Take a break – you may be feeling that your mind is wondering and not able to concentrate so well – get up from your desk and just walk around for a few minutes. Maybe go and talk to a colleague instead of sending an email!
1.00 pm Eat a healthy lunch, take a walk, we often don’t get enough sunlight and this can affect energy levels and leave us feeling tired and sunlight is so important for helping the body produce Vitamin D so vital for bone health.
3.00 pm Feeling sluggish in the afternoon – a protein based snack rather than sugar or caffeine – gives you a boost without the sugar crash afterwards – just a small handful of nuts would do the trick.
9.00 pm Herbal tea. Get off your phone and read
10.00 pm 16-18 degrees is said to be a good temperature for the bedroom and to promote sleep