Fitness Tips: February 27, 2017

Visiting us and working out is great. Lack of sleep or not sleeping well is not great; it could significantly affect your health and performance. Here are some tips to help you get some shut eye.

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Sleep. It Does the Body Good.

Sound slumber results in increased energy and productivity, an improved heart and immune system, a better mood, weight loss and maybe even a longer life.

Here are a few helpful ideas for a good night's sleep:

  • Set a sleep schedule and stick with it.
  • Keep a sleep diary to track your sleeping patterns.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Exercise, but not within 4 hours of bedtime.
  • Cut caffeine after 2 p.m.
  • Start a bedtime routine – read in bed, put away all electronics, or even try meditation.
  • Stay cool.
  • Listen to white noise or sounds of the ocean.
  • Eliminate light sources.
  • Check your pillow position.
  • Practice deep breathing, meditation, or other guided relaxation techniques.
  • Stay put if you wake up.

If you want to feel your best, consider sleep as a necessity, not a luxury.