Sleeping Your Way to Health And Fitness
Busy lifestyles, poor eating habits and stressful work environments equals a lack of quality sleep for many people today. In fact, a fast-paced lifestyle dramatically disturbs the natural sleeping patterns of your body. Good quality sleep is extremely important to staying healthy, and is just as important as exercising or eating the right foods. That's because sleep gives your body the natural ability to heal and repair itself from the many stressors we encounter throughout our daily lives. It is crucial to sustaining a healthy lifestyle as you shall soon see. The Importance Of Good Sleep Getting a good night’s rest seems difficult to attain these days particularly for those of us juggling a full time job, a family to care for when we get home, an exercise routine to try to squeeze in, a healthy meal to prepare for the family and the list goes on. Sleep quality has decreased tremendously because people are now resting less than they did before. Perhaps, there's an immediate need to remind your body and mind on how important it is to sleep adequately every night. If you're trying to lose some weight, getting quality rest and sleep is definitely a crucial step you will need, here's why: Lack Of Quality Sleep Increases Weight Gain Poor sleeping habits are associated with faster weight gain, leading to obesity and chronic diseases among adults and children. The effect of limited sleep (less than 6 hours a day) not only results in weight gain but also leads to a negative mindset and lack of motivation to perform your best at work, the gym, school, or any task... People who lack quality sleep tend to be more overweight than those who get adequate rest. To make it worse, shorter sleep time could develop alarming risk factors for eating disorders, heart problems, and hypertension. Better Athletic Performance Adequate rest enhances athletic performance, sustained stamina and proper recovery to perform your best during your next workout. This can also result in improved cognitive functions, speed, and mental alertness. Lack of quality sleep was linked to slower body movements, gripping power, and difficulties in performing basic routines, according to a study conducted by Jonathan R. Schwartz and Thomas Roth on