Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Value of Sleep

I came across this infographic from Greatist.com in one of my daily emails with healthy tips. One of the best things we can do to ensure overall health is prioritize sleep. Although sleep should be one of the most sought-after activities to better your health, ironically, it's one of the biggest problems people face.

It can't be because people don't enjoy sleep ... that's just blasphemy.

Is it because we're so darn busy? I think so. I think that life today goes so fast, especially here in the United States, that we have a hard time unwinding and relaxing, until we burn and crash. And then, our bodies often aren't equipped to relax and fall into that deep sleep that brings rejuvenation.

Today, I encourage you to consider moving sleep up on your priority list. Surely, there is one or two things on your to-do list that can either wait or be removed all together.

Like for me, I might not watch another episode of Lost (yes, I'm just now watching that show on Netflix). I really don't need to scroll through my Instagram newsfeed one more time. I could probably get away with going to the bedroom and open a book sooner than I normally do.

I tend to be more motivated to make sleep a priority when I remember that if I get better sleep, my metabolism will work more efficiently and my body will be able to burn more fat. Therefore, more sleep equals more fat-burning!

If that's not motivation, I don't know what else to tell ya!

How do you get better sleep? Do you have any tips for unwinding before you hit the hay?

Get health and fitness tips at Greatist.com

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