Fitness Tips: October 28, 2014

"The only person you should strive to be better than is the person you were yesterday." ~ Unknown

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Sleep May Do the Trick
Sound slumber results in increased energy and productivity, an improved heart and immune system health, a better mood and maybe even a longer life.

Your keys to a good night's sleep
  • Set a sleep schedule and stick with it
  • Keep a sleep diary
  • Stop smoking
  • Review your medications
  • Exercise, but not within 4 hours of bedtime
  • Cut caffeine after 2 p.m.
  • Write down your woes
  • Take time to wind down
  • Sip milk
  • Snack on cheese and crackers
  • Stay cool
  • Turn on the white noise
  • Eliminate sneaky light sources
  • Consider kicking out furry bedmates
  • Check your pillow position
  • Breathe deeply
  • Stay put if you wake up
If you want to feel your best, consider sleep as a necessity, not a luxury.