It’s that time of year again. Children are back in school. Football games are on television. Halloween candy, pumpkins and cinnamon-scented pinecones are lining grocery store aisles. It means that cold and flu season is just around the corner; the time of year when many Americans will show up sick to work.
For many there is a love-hate relationship with the Olympics—and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games were no different. The Olympics motivate, entertain and inspire people across the world. We all love hearing the athlete’s stories—how their dedication and work ethic helped them overcome obstacles and realize their dreams of being an Olympic athlete. We love cheering for our country, watching history be made and records be broken. But the Olympics can also be exhausting—even for non-athletes. We all struggle to stay awake to watch our favorite events and undoubtedly miss events that we had hoped to see.