The World Cup Runneth Over

I’m told that the countdown to the World Cup begins. This means that from June 12th and for the ensuing month or so… the sport-loving men, women and children in your life will be bleary eyed from staying up late, hoarse from all that spectator participation, and probably stressed out from unsatisfactory game results.

Those World Cup fans who live in Germany are lucky, because German employers are understanding and sympathetic towards soccer fanatics. It’s been reported that they’re allowing their employees to turn up late for work next day if they’ve stayed up too late to watch the games. For the rest of the world, it’s business as usual, and you’ll just have to suffer for your sport.


No doubt there are countless women who also love the game of soccer, and perhaps even play the game themselves. This is commendable and I salute you. It’s not that I dislike the game of soccer, or any sport for that matter. I suspect though that many women, myself included, are puzzled and perplexed as to why every four years, the world works itself into a frenzy over a field of men pursuing a ball.

It may be useful to give a short history of the game itself. It’s purported that the game began in China in the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC or even before. But the early growth of the game started in England. If you want to believe it, some facts mention that the first ball used was the head of some Danish highway robber! During medieval times, the old form of soccer allowed such activities as kicking, punching, biting and gouging. People grew to love the game so much that they would crowd the field all day long. Sometimes the competition grew fierce and masses got so wild that there were frequent incidents of violence and even fatalities during the game. It seems this practice hasn’t changed much.


But when it comes to FIFA frenzy, the advent of the World Cup raises excitement levels to fever pitch. Family routines are thrown out of kilter as die-hard soccer fans reserve all rights to the TV for live games, highlights, replays and endless post-mortems.

It has to be said that the World Cup players are highly trained athletes with seemingly endless reserves of energy. But if you, or a beloved soccer fan in your family needs some extra stamina to keep up the marathon late nights, then why not take some bee pollen.

The use of pollen as nature’s perfect food dates back to ancient times when the first Olympian athletes used it to give them energy. The ancient Aztecs also used it to keep them strong and healthy while they built all those monumental cities. And it’s suggested that the Chinese have always been avid users of all products from the bee hive, and probably even took these substances for more energy whilst inventing the game of soccer!

So with the World Cup looming, why not stock up on bee pollen for the fans in your home. Or for that matter, for the budding young soccer stars in the family. Bee pollen is fantastic for children too as it contains all the vital nutrients they may miss out on in their busy lives. The best quality pollen, and other bee hive products can be found here.

Even if the World Cup is not your cup of tea, you can help support the supporters in your family. Let the games begin.

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About the author
Dora is a freelance writer who has worked in the natural health industry for over 12 years. She has written literally millions of words about nutrition, natural health and the wondrous benefits of the gifts from the bee hive.

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