Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is to sleep.
In today’s 24/7, stimulus overloaded, stress-filled society, most of us don’t get enough sleep.
We are burning the candle at both ends, staying up all night in front of one screen or another, preparing for tomorrow’s meeting or getting the kids ready for school. We are Go Go Go. We wear busy-ness and sleep deprivation as badges of honour.
Yet, we are compromising the very activity that give us the energy to be effective tomorrow. Sleep.
Adequate sleep, like diet and exercise, is critical to good health. In the short term, a lack of adequate sleep can affect judgment, mood, ability to learn and retain information, and may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury.
In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
An Urban Fitness Solutions approach to Total Health treats sleep as one of the pillars of optimal wellbeing.
We believe that adequate, restful sleep is key to balancing hormones that play a role in weight gain and stress management. It gives you the energy to maintain regular exercise and the mental clarity to make good decisions about your health.
If you are serious about changing your life for the better, feeling revitalised when you wake and having more energy to face the world, we want to help you get there.
Our five tips for getting a beautiful sleep are:
Move more during the day. Science has shown that being sedentary actually hinders sleep
Cut those screens at least one hour before you go to bed – switch off the mobile phone and TV
Change your diet – make dinner your lightest meal and do not eat after 8pm
Say no to a late night nightcap. If you smoke, give it up right away. It hinders your sleep
Avoid sleeping with a pet on your bed, or a child. Your sleep will be disturbed.
Make an investment in your sleep bank and your life.
Contact us now for a confidential discussion with our senior and most trusted Urban Fitness practitioners.
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