Sleep Better

Sleep Better

Research we Recommend, Sleep, Uncategorized
A while ago we posted about getting your best sleep and we had some great tips for getting a better nights sleep, I'm going to reiterate a few of those. Don't eat or drink 2 hours before bedtime, your body will remain in active digestion mode and and you may get woken up earlier than you intended to go to the bathroom. Get adjusted! We have frequently found that getting stress off the nervous system helps a person relax better, especially with kids. Listen to white noise or relaxation CD’s before bed. Yoga can also help you relax and wind down before resting your head on the pillow. Avoid watching TV, playing video games, or surfing the internet before bed. If you have a TV in your bedroom take it out.…
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Exercise and Rest

Exercise and Rest

DR Carr/Home, Exercise, Health, Sleep
The best exercise is the one you will do regularly…almost in any form. My suggestions: Yoga – there are many benefits to yoga, among the best are: increased strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Interval Training – Benefits: very time effective, and it increases fat burning efficiency of the body, even when not exercising. Interval training is done by exercising at maximum intensity for 30 seconds, minimum intensity (or rest) 60 seconds, then repeat for a total of 8 times. Total time intense 4 minutes, total time exercising 12 minutes. Interval training is best done 2-3 times per week. Considering doing interval training with aerobic exercises like elliptical, running, swimming, stair stepping, jump roping, etc.) As your fitness level improves, you will increase your intensity but never for more than 60…
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GETTING THE SLEEP YOU NEED

Health, Sleep, Uncategorized
Okay let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of sleep deprivation statistics and studies. Cranky and irritable?A study from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Medical School found that cranky and irritable moods is your brains way of telling you it is time to sleep. The first neurological probe into the emotional brain without sleep has found evidence that sleep deprivation causes our emotions to go haywire. –USA today October 22, 2007 (I don’t think any of us are surprised by this.)According to the US Department of Labor the vast majority of people are sleeping far less than the recommended 7 to 9 hours and therefore are not getting enough sleep to maintain optimal health and peak productivity. To show you how important sleep is below is list of the…
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GETTING THE SLEEP YOU NEED

Health, Sleep, Uncategorized
Okay let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of sleep deprivation statistics and studies. Cranky and irritable?A study from the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard Medical School found that cranky and irritable moods is your brains way of telling you it is time to sleep. The first neurological probe into the emotional brain without sleep has found evidence that sleep deprivation causes our emotions to go haywire. –USA today October 22, 2007 (I don’t think any of us are surprised by this.)According to the US Department of Labor the vast majority of people are sleeping far less than the recommended 7 to 9 hours and therefore are not getting enough sleep to maintain optimal health and peak productivity. To show you how important sleep is below is list of the…
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