Become a Morning Person - WBAY

The website for the NEW Zoo Adventure Park in Suamico--including hours and prices for the zip line, ropes course, climbing wall, and kids' course.
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Culture Brain Boost: Art & Music in Northeast Wisconsin Video included

Looking at art can stimulate the same part of the brain that's responsible for good decision making, according to studies. More>>

Apps That Claim to Boost Your Brainpower Video included

Smartphones and tablets offer many tools, among them apps that claim to boost your brainpower. Action 2 News This Morning took a look at some of these apps and what they do: More>>

Three Things You Can Do to Boost Your Brainpower Video included

We've all had lapses in memory. Sometimes we blame stress, busy lifestyles, or lack of sleep. More>>

Healthy Recipe: Tomato Lentil Chili

Action 2 News This Morning anchor Kevin Rompa recommends a delicious vegetarian chili for people who want a filling meal or snack. More>>

Healthy Recipe: Peanut Butter Oat Bran Cookies

Action 2 News This Morning anchor Kevin Rompa is sharing recipes for healthy foods he enjoys. He says he always has his special homemade peanut butter cookies on hand, loaded with grains and proteins. More>>

Tips for Changing Your Workout Routine Video included

We all get stuck in routines, but when it comes to exercise, it may be good to change it up. More>>

Tammy Elliott's Yoga Tips Video included

Looking to try something new? Action 2 News This Morning anchor Tammy Elliott enjoys yoga.
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Kevin Rompa's Tips for Healthy Eating Video included

Action 2 News This Morning anchor Kevin Rompa is a healthy eater. About three years ago, he changed his diet to avoid processed food and focus on eating a plant-based diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. More>>

Easy, Healthy Ways to Change Your Diet Video included

You may have heard of yo-yo dieting--losing weight and then gaining it back. Some studies say it's harder on your body than not dieting at all. More>>

Getting Kids Away from the Screens and Moving Video included

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled since the 1980s, and some experts say screen time is a big reason. More>>

Financial Planning Apps Video included

When you're heading out to dinner or shopping, do you keep track of how much you spend?If you're paying with plastic instead of cash, it can be easy to get carried away. More>>

LINKS: Time Management Tips

Sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish your goals, but you can adjust your daily routine to make sure you are living life to its fullest. More>>

Teaching Your Kids About Saving Money Video included

Billionaire Warren Buffett has been a vocal proponent of teaching kids about finances at a young age.In today's Become an Action 2 News This Morning report, we have some tips on how you can teach your kids about money. More>>

Credit Card Quiz and Tips to Tackling Debt Video included

Money issues and credit card debt can be a big source of stress in someone's life. More>>

Your Financial Future: Tips to Start Saving Money Now Video included

Saving money can be difficult when you're living paycheck-to-paycheck, but there are things you can start doing that will help you have a little extra for the rainy day fund. More>>

Tips to Becoming a Happier Parent Video included

For some, being a good parent is the key to happiness. Kathryn Bracho got some tips from family experts. More>>

How to Improve Your Coping Skills Video included

A study shows morning people are happier than healthier than night owls.That's why we want to help you become an Action 2 News This Morning person. More>>

5 Tips for Finding Your Bliss Video included

We're talking about finding and following your bliss. It's not "quitting your job and moving to a tropical island bliss"--it's practical bliss that gives you satisfaction and the feeling of accomplishment and joy. More>>

Make Your Day Better by Getting Organized Video included

We all know those people who seem to have it all -- success and happiness. One thing a lot of those people have in common is that they're morning people. More>>

Action 2 News This Morning team

Morning Routine

"Live simply, care deeply, serve generously, speak kindly... and I thought that was good words of advice for a married couple, and for all of us.."

~ BISHOP ROBERT MORNEAU , Resurrection Church of Allouez

Morning Routine

"Going to bed earlier! I think making time to have a nighttime routine, go to bed a little bit earlier, so that I can get up and tackle the most important things that need to happen in the morning."

~ TARA BRZOZOWSKI , Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Morning Routine

"The time I spend reading the Bible and in prayer. It sets the tone for the day and helps me to express my thanks to God for His numerous blessings, and to work through any challenges that I may be facing in the upcoming day."

~ ROBYN DAVIS, Freedom House Ministries President

Morning Routine

"Walking the dog at 5 a.m. It helps me clear my head and plan the day. Of course, getting two kids up and all of us out the door with permission slips signed, backpacks full and the appropriate band instrument, sports uniform, etc. is a key accomplishment, too!"

~ PAM SEIDL, Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, Exec. Dir.

Morning Routine

"Watching my 3-month-old daughter wake up. After rubbing her eyes, she looks up, catches my eyes, smiles and laughs. It's the best part of my wife's and my day. Even if I only catch a few hours the night before, that's enough to get me through the day."

~ TOM NELSON, Outagamie County Executive

Today's To-do List

  1. Start your day with a brisk walk
  2. Challenge yourself with new activities
  3. Social life boosts your brainpower

Morning Routine

"Daily yoga leads to mindful eating and mindful living. I eat mindfully--fully present--and absolutely no more mindless eating."

~ ALLIE PEDRETTI, Owner, Pedretti Power Yoga

Today's To-do List

  1. Get suggestions from a trainer
  2. If you're bored, it may be time to change
  3. Find a workout buddy
  4. Change your intensity

Morning Routine

"Success for me is the ability to continue to move and be healthy, set a good example for Green Bay. Weight is an issue, how you look is somewhat of an issue, but everyone's going to have their own target, so I don't think being skinny is what my goal is, but looking healthy."

~ DR. ASHOK RAI, Prevea Health President & CEO

Morning Routine

"The most important part of my morning routine is working out! I work out every morning at 5 or 5:30 a.m. I either do kickboxing, boot camp, bike or walk/run every morning. It helps me to wake up and get focused and start the day with a smile. I feel energized and ready to take on the day when I'm done."

~ COLLEEN DUCKE, Prevea, St. Vincent Hospital Child Life Coord.

Morning Routine

"Working with people. I love to work with people and I get to do that every single day with my job. And my kids are my joy in my life every single day. So, they bring a smile to my face every single day, whether it's a good day or a bad day. You come home to them and that's the icing on the cake."

~ TERESA BORTOLINI, Owner of Title Trends Insurance

Today's To-do List

  1. Track screen time.
  2. Make meal time family time.
  3. Give your kids options.
  4. Lead by example.
  5. Give positive feedback.
  6. Invite a friend.

Morning Routine

"People make life so hard, and there are so many obstacles and so many things that you can't control in your normal day. And these are things that you can control, by giving people a smile, forgetting the mistakes of the past, and moving on."

~ SUE PORATH, Navigator Planning Group Investment Advisor

Morning Routine

" I don't like to be rushed in the morning. Being able to relax in the morning sets my tone for the rest of the day..."
"I also try to set everything out the night before: What I am going to wear, pack my lunch, and prep my work bag based on what I have going on the next day."

~ JODY WEYERS, Volunteer & Comm. Dir., American Red Cross NE WI

Morning Routine

"I think it's important to have that cup of coffee, or whatever gets you going in the morning. And then, when you get to work, handle your toughest projects first. That's when you have the most energy. And then work your way down, towards the end of the day, with lighter projects"

~ DENNIS LANGENBERG, Schenck Chief Operating Officer

Today's To-do List

  1. Give an allowance
  2. Buy some piggy banks
  3. Clip coupons
  4. Have them save for a toy
  5. Help make choices at the grocery store
  6. Learn about compound interest

Morning Routine

"When I go to bed at night, I write down the things I need to do or remember the next day. If something is bothering me as I attempt to fall asleep, I add it to the list. "When I get up in the morning, I add anything else that comes to mind. When I am done getting ready for the day, I rip off the day's list, and I am out the door."

~ JULIE VAN STRATEN, VP and General Counsel, UnitedHealthcare

Morning Routine

“I have made a conscious effort to go to bed between 10 and 11 p.m. I used to stay up trying to get one more thing done, and I found myself not getting at least 7 hours of sleep. This takes a lot of discipline to get myself up the stairs, especially when I am tired or stressed, but since I have started getting more sleep, I feel more energized and happier."

~ JULIE VAN STRATEN, VP and General Counsel, UnitedHealthcare

Morning Routine

“When you get those loan packages, it's really important to take a look at what's being offered, and only take the loans for the amount that you need. Generally speaking, what they are willing to give you in a loan is larger than what your need truly is in some cases."

~ AMANDA SECOR, Community First Credit Union

Today's To-do List

  1. Track every penny you spend for one month
  2. Set up automatic deductions from your paycheck or checking account into an IRA
  3. Invest 12 percent of your salary each year. If it's not realistic, start smaller.
  4. Cut back on things like the daily coffee or breakfast sandwich
  5. Cut back your cell phone plan
  6. Set small, reachable goals

Morning Routine

“Once six o'clock starts, those boys are up and running and it gets kinda crazy. And it's just nice to have quiet. Really, that's what it comes down to. It's just nice to have some quiet to get things started, because if I waited 'til they got up, it would never get started."

~ LISA HANSEN, mother of two boys

Morning Routine

“I pray the rosary every morning on my way to work and thank God for the wonderful support I have from family and friends. And sometimes, I ask Him for a favor."

~ MARY GRONNERT, Schneider National Foundation coordinator

Today's To-do List

  1. Spend time with people who inspire you
  2. Read about inspiring people who achieved their goals
  3. Create a space that reflects your passion and get your energy flowing
  4. Spend time in nature
  5. Focus on others
  6. Watch Action 2 News This Morning

Morning Routine

“The biggest change I made was to become more intentional.

I think I was just kind of going through routines and just responding to everything that was coming at me, as opposed to sitting down and saying, 'Where do I want to be?' You know, dream a little bit. Where do you want to be in five years?”

~ LAURA LENHART, VP of Finance and Operations, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Today's To-do List

  1. Look for a little help from your friends.
  2. Give your emotions a rest.
  3. Be flexible.
  4. Be grateful for what you have.

Morning Routine

“One of the most important things that I've learned over the years is get up a few minutes before the rest of the household gets up, so I have those few moments to myself just to kind of ... calibrate on what's going on for the day, read the news. Kind of take stock.

Obviously, that leads into my morning coffee.”

~ LISA CRUZ, President & Owner, Red Shoes Public Relations

Today's To-do List

  1. Be open to new ideas.
  2. Be curious.
  3. Schedule time for your passion.
  4. Enjoy the simple things.
  5. Capture the moment.
  6. Let the negative flow into the background.
  7. Watch Action 2 News This Morning

Morning Routine

“I make it a point to put my workouts on my calendar so I make time for them...

This is the time I set aside for myself every week to energy myself...

By doing it this way I never have an excuse not to go.”

~ TRACY STANSBURY LEMSKY, Associated Bank Senior Vice President

Today's To-do List

  1. Keep a to-do list
  2. Schedule personal priorities (e.g., exercise, date with spouse)
  3. Designate a place by the door to organize things for the morning.
  4. Get hooks to hang keys, coats, even shoes by the door.
  5. Set things out the night before (such as book bags, work bags)
  6. Pick out tomorrow’s clothes before you go to bed.
  7. Watch Action 2 News This Morning
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