Monday, March 18, 2013

Still having issues getting used to the time change? Here are some great tips from Balance Bar (And a Giveaway)


 I know the time change was over a week ago, but for me my body is still getting used to the change, and it gets harder and harder as I get older. I have some great tips to share with you all to help you balance time this spring.  Laurel House, The Quickie Chick’s tips are a perfect fit for Spring 

 QuickieTips for Balancing Time This Spring

On March 10, Americans set their clocks forward and gained an extra hour of daylight. With Spring right around the corner comes the opportunity to do even more with already jam-packed days. Before you stress out, take the time to read how you can make that extra daylight really count with these tips for balance from lifestyle expert, Laurel House, The Quickie Chick.

You don’t want that extra sunlight to cause your entire day to be in a daze. Counteract the fact that the average person loses 40 minutes of sleep the first night of daylight savings time by eating energizing foods that will help keep your mind sharp and your mood lifted. A few to try and why.
  • Rye Bread – Filled with iron and lots of nutrients, rye bread helps to deliver fresh oxygen to brain cells, keeping you alert and energized
  • Avocado – The monounsaturated fat in this healthy food helps to keep healthy oxygen flowing
  • Onions – Sulfur found in onions can increase blood flow and circulation, both essential for energy
  • Apple with a smear of peanut butter –This energizing combo of fiber-rich carbohydrates and protein takes longer to digest than eating carbs alone, therefore maintaining elevated energy longer
  • Original Yogurt Honey Peanut Balance Bar®– This nutrition bar (as with all Balance Bars) also has energizing benefits, providing a balance of calories between carbs, protein and fat for long-lasting energy
Be Selfish

Your life called and asked for its balance back. Don’t feel bad about leaving the office when it’s still light. That doesn’t mean you’re leaving early. Take advantage of the extra hour of daylight by taking care of yourself. Use it as a transition time to decompress, shed the work stress and enter into the second phase of your day. Finally take that yoga class that you’ve always wanted to try, take a walk to find the best view of the sunset, or stop on your way home at the flower garden that you always pass and smell the roses.

Be Selfless
After work, go to your local animal shelter and take a couple of dogs for a walk. Or volunteer somewhere in your area. You’ll offer help to those who need it, and brighten your evening, too.
For Your Relationship
Cut off the work energy, drop the residual stress of the day, and reset the stage for romance. It doesn’t take much time or energy to put some effort into your relationship, but it’s often those little things that make the biggest long-term difference. Here are a few ways to fill that extra hour with love:  
  • Take a walk together before dinner
  • Reservations are easy.Make dinner instead. Even if you don’t know how. In fact, even better if you don’t know how. You are trying. You are taking time. You are putting some effort in.
  • Bought bouquets are nice. But just a simple flower is sweeter, especially if you were driving or walking down the street, spotted one, and it made you spontaneously think of a loved one.
  • Stop at a card shop and buy a dozen little cards. Then, once a week, hide a simple “I love you” note in a closed laptop, a coat pocket, a travel bag – somewhere you know it will be spotted.
For Your Friendship
A Walk and Talk Happy Hour! Stop debating between working out or having girl time. Do both! Instead of meeting up at the bar, spending too much on mixed drinks and straining your voice as you scream to speak, take advantage of the extra daylight and make plans to meet up for a walk and talk! It’s one of the best ways to catch up, gossip, dig deep into issues that you need advice on, and simultaneously get in a workout! A few ways to do it:
  • Meet up on a certain corner at a specific time and take off from there.
  • Pick a house – yours or theirs, as the meeting spot, then walk from the house.
  • Choose a favorite hiking trail, beach walk or scenic local spot and start from there.
  • If you live close to each other, decide to leave your houses at the exact same time and meet somewhere in the middle, then walk a new route together.
  • Make the hour even happier by bringing along a Dark Chocolate Crunch Balance Bar®. It will sustain you through your walk and you’ll feel like you’re eating dessert first (without the calorie-dense guilt).
 They are some great tips! I know they will help me get used to the time change. But can I really ever get used to going to work in the dark… I miss my bright mornings.
I am a huge fan of Balance Bar® over the past couple years, I have become and ever bigger fan.  I can’t say enough about the high quality, and great taste of these nutrition bars.    I know what you may think, you may have tried healthy bars in the past and they are tasteless… or they just are terrible.. Well Balance Bars are here to help, they are nothing like bars you have had in the past. 

I just adore the bars, they remind me of delicious candy bars, they seem too good to be true! If I had to choose a favorite I  would have to choose the Dark Chocolate Crunch bar, because who does not love chocolate? Well I sure do, and this bar realty has a crunch chocolaty flavor. So if you are looking to eat healthier in 2013 I would highly suggest Balance Bars you will surely love them as much as I love them.

The generous folks at Balance Bar are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win an assortment of Balance Bars. Would you like to win? Please visit the Balance Bar site, take a look around then come back here and tell me something you learned from the site. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.
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  1. Yogurt honey peanut sounds delicious!

  2. please let me know what your favorite Balance Bar is?

    honey peanut

  3. The SWEET & SALTY PEANUT BUTTER would be my pick.
    Thanks so much.

  4. I love the peanut butter nimble bar and the caramel nut blast gold

  5. I do believe I would really really love the sweet n salty peanut butter one!

  6. I like the Balance Bar Cafe bar

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  7. DARK CHOCOLATE CRUNCH sounds good to me.

  8. I have never tried them but anything with chocolate in it I will like

  9. I like the Mint Cookie Crunch.

  10. The Dark Chocolate Coconut Balance Bar!


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  11. My favorite Balance Bar is Chocolate mint cookie crunch.

  12. I love them all! Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch and Carbwell Caramel Nut Blast are up there!

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  13. My favorite is the sweet and salty peanut butter.

  14. The Peanut Butter Nimble Bar sounds good...actually, they ALL do

  15. The Peanut Butter Nimble Bar sounds good...actually, they ALL do.

  16. I think it would be yogurt honey peanut.

  17. Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter are very good.

  18. I'd like the Dark Chocolate Coconut.

  19. I'd like to try the cookie dough bar.

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  20. The Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter bars sound great, and the Dark Chocolate Crunch bars do, too. I think I'd love them both!

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  21. It would probably be the S'Mores.

  22. chocolate mint cookie crunch

  23. I like the Dark Chocolate Crunch. Thanks for hosting!

  24. I like the chocolate mint bar.

  25. My favorite bar is Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch....mmmmmm....

  26. I have not tried them before but I'd love to try the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch

  27. I like the S mores
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  28. I love the sweet and salty peanut butter

  29. Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter. ladyvon2013 at hotmail dot com

  30. Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch is my balance Bar of choice!

  31. I have never tried them, but I would love to try the CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIE CRUNCH.

  32. The Mint Cookie Crunch.

  33. The only one I have ever had was the Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch bar. It was very good.

  34. My favorite is the chocolate mint cookie crunch.

  35. Dark chocolate crunch! Yummy!!! :)

  36. Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch.

  37. I would like the Dark Chocolate Crunch
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