Many of our membership at Fit for Life 24 in Apex, who are seeking the best health priorities, have often read that getting enough sleep each night is vital for a long life and better lifestyle. It is no coincidence that even the most popular fit tracker apps offer a category for hours slept. Sleep has many benefits, from fighting off hunger cravings to burning a little fat; there are a ton of advantages some Z’s. If sleeping through the night is an issue, there are many proactive steps our FFL members can take to improve their quality of sleep.
Get your best-night’s slumber with these four helpful tips for Fit for Life 24 members:
- Limit screen time before bed: While people may find unwinding with their favorite show relaxing, watching TV should not be part of one’s bedtime routine. From tablets and smartphones to TVs, the light people are exposed to from screens reduces the body’s melatonin which helps people sleep. It’s not necessary to completely give up a favorite show—just be sure to enjoy it earlier in the evening; make reading a good book, journaling, or listening to soothing music part of a healthy bedtime routine.
- Keep bedtime predictable: Many new parents are given this advice to help their babies sleep through the night. It works for adults, too. Going to bed at the same time each night, including special occasions and weekends, is important for maintaining a consistent sleep schedule. Each night before bed, get into the routine of doing the same thing; this process ensures that proper relaxation and the best results. Routine is important because it signals to the body that it’s the right time for rest.
- Get active: Working out at Fit for Life 24 in Apex on a regular basis has many benefits, and a better night’s rest is one of them! Getting physical activity every day contributes to a deeper sleep and it also allows the body to fall asleep faster. For best results, don’t work out before trying to fall asleep since it gives the body an increase in energy.
- Control stress: Just as your head hits the pillow, all those anxious thoughts and things-to-do rush to the brain, and these thoughts can really wreck a good night’s sleep. Don’t let these stresses sabotage sleep any longer. It’s important to manage stress. One way to accomplish this goal is to get organized. If things overwhelm the day, catch up with someone who can make you laugh. It is normal to over worry at times and it is perfectly okay to do so. Have as piece of paper and a pen by the nightstand and create a to-do list for the morning. After it is done, simply set it aside and allow peace and the opportunity to rest. It is also important to note that well-rested people are more productive! If stress seems unmanageable, or it is truly a chronic problem to sleep, contact a professional for some direction and guidance.
Good sleep and good fitness go hand-in-hand. Our professional personal trainers can suggest a number of routines, many in a group session, that allow just the right exercises to keep our FFL 24 members sleep at night. Health, regular exercise, smart nutrition, good relationships, and hard work all combine to create the opportunity for both rest and relaxation. Remember together they make for better health and a longer life.
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Apex Fit for Life 24
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Apex NC 27502
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