Thursday, January 3, 2013

Want an Energy Boost? Try Naked!

This week The New York Times is running a story about energy drinks.  From Monster to Red Bull and 5 Hour Energy, researchers are debating whether there is anything special in the beverages other than caffeine.

The Platypus Team are not medical researchers but we've got a suggestion for those who want a little "pick me up" in their day: Naked Time.  It's a proven fact that sunshine is one of the best sources of Vitamin D you can get.  We're not talking overexposure here.  Just a break of maybe 30 minutes getting an all-over tan.  Naked Time is even celebrated in some parts of the world, such as Germany's Munich gardens, where folks are known to sun au naturel during lunch hours.

Admittedly, it's cold at this time of year in many parts of the country, so this isn't quite as easy.  But you could still enjoy your birthday suit as you drink your morning coffee. (Some Platypuses have been known to especially appreciate sipping their java from a mug with a nudist theme on it.)

Caffeine and naked go well together.  Just be careful when you're pouring that hot water.