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Beat from Switzerland aka the swimmer

“Since 1996 I swim every morning in “my” lake (Zugersee). I know it’s a weird ritual, but yeah *laugh*. It all started, when my wife and I moved in this new big house on the lake. It was in the summertime, when the lake was like smooth as glass. So we went swimming. The next day again. And tomorrow again and again and again. Always in the morning. It had become winter and I thought like, why shouldn’t I swim now? The sea isn’t frozen and what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger. I was convinced, my wife not really. Finally I swam every morning -really- no matter which season it was. It quickly became a routine. And from months quickly to years. But you know, I’m retired now. Before I woke up at 5.10am and went swimming. Of course I still swim! Like I told you. But just not as early in the morning as before.”

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Midoriko from Japan

“I get up around half past seven. Then, first thing I do is making a cup of hot water. No tea, no sugar, no lemon. Just hot water. I do that for health and for wake up inside the body. It’s a kind of asian lifestyle. Since I moved from Japan to Switzerland, I don’t eat a lot for breakfast. In Japan I usually ate rice, grilled Salomon, Soya soup and some kind of sticky things which are tradition. This were like four or five dishes. The Japanese people are convinced that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why I ate that much.”

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Salwa from Qatar

“I get up at 5.30am. I brush my teeth and then I go directly to my work. I don’t eat breakfast, because I need to be on time in the hospital. But I take my coffee at work. Not from the machine, because I don’t like it. Usually Nescafe coffee. I would like to go jogging in the morning. The problem is, it’s too hot in our country. That’s why I go to the fitness studio sometimes.”

 

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