EDITOR LIZ KEARNEY
Welcome to this week’s edition of Health & Living magazine. With the reality of back to school looming for many families, we’re waving goodbye to a long hot summer of chaotic bedtimes and lazy mornings. How will we ever get everyone out of the house in the morning?
If you’re dreading that frantic breakfast-time rush where nerves get frayed, lunches get lost and everyone ends up late, help is at hand. We’ve rounded up a wealth of expert tips and answer to the questions you’ve always wondered about: What’s the best time to get up? What should you eat and drink first thing? And does a morning workout really boost energy levels? Find out on pages 6 & 7.
And, of course, your morning will go better if you’ve had a good night’s rest — find out how with our small steps for better sleep on pages 4 & 5.
Despite stuttering since he was a child, Ennis man Ollie Gleeson now works as a tour guide for a living. Find out how he learned to cope with and manage his speech impediment on pages 8 & 9.
Patricia Casey asks if we expect too much from mindfulness on page 9, Katie Byrne explores the benefits of being idle on page 11, and Dr Nina Byrnes has advice for a reader with a suspected penicillin allergy on page 10.
David Coleman helps a mum manage a tricky situation on page 14, and Siobhan Byrne shows you how to stretch your glutes on page 15.
Until next week!