Are you getting enough sleep?
Recovery is one of the most misunderstood aspects of physical fitness. Did you know your muscles actually grow while you rest?
Sleep deprivation negatively impacts:
our ability to focus
our ability to access higher level cognitive functions
A study at Duke University found that poor sleep is associated with higher stress levels and greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. They also found these risks to be greater in WOMEN THAN IN MEN!
Plus, “Women are significantly more sleep deprived than men,” confirms Dr Michael Breus, author of Beauty Sleep. “They have so many commitments, and sleep starts to get low on the totem pole. They may know that sleep should be a priority, but then, they’ve just got to get that last thing done.”
Cheating your body our of the rest it needs can make you more prone to illness, stress, and WEIGHT GAIN!
There’s a reason why sleep deprivation is classified as a form or torture you know! LOL!!!
So the choice is ours… Do we want to be empowered women taking charge of our lives? Or do we want to drag ourselves around like zombies?
I choose EMPOWERED!
So set a goal and treat your bedtime like an appointment!
What time will you go to bed tonight??
I want to hear your answer!
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