In our last article "7 Things That Healthy People Do" the first on our list was getting enough sleep. We have gotten a lot of questions about the best methods for actually going to bed on time and then falling asleep. The truth is that there is no easy way to change old habits of going to bed late, but there are some things that you can do to help.
Go to Bed It's 11pm, what are doing? Probably a whole bunch of nothing, so
After a good amount of research we have compiled and condensed the habits of healthy people into what we feel to be a comprehensive list. These are the 7 things that truly healthy people do. We are not just talking about those who are "in shape" or "at an average weight"; we define healthy as mentally, physically, emotionally, and even spiritually well.
1. Sleep When you do not get enough sleep, every part of your existence suffers. You can't think as effectively, your body does not have enough energy to exercise and move throughout the day,
We focus on the importance of feeling and living healthier, but after being unhealthy for long enough we tend to forget what "healthy" feels like.
Energy You know those days when you wake up and feel like you can do anything? That is what living healthy feels like every day. Even on the days when you feel groggy you still have enough energy to throw a ball around with your friends, children, or grandchildren.
Clarity You just think more clearly. Your brain recalls information better and you are able to make better choices.<
1. Your bed is not going to sleep in itself. Recently, people have been working a lot more and sleeping a lot less. So much so, that some have actually changed the amount of sleep that is "normal" for their body from 8 hours to 6 hours. Give yourself a break, and get in bed.
2. Stretch as much as you can. When you are at home, sit on the ground and do some stretches, it will make you feel a lot better and can increase your flexibility. If you are at the gym, it is actually better to
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Want more energy? Who doesn’t? We’d all like to be able to do more and feel better doing it. Fast-fix energy drinks aren’t the answer, despite what TV ads tell you. The key to boosting energy is making healthy, lasting lifestyle changes. Here’s a quick rundown on ways to keep from feeling run down:
Move more. In the short term, increasing physical activity to increase
About 7 years ago a product was released called the SleepTracker. It is a watch that you wear when you go to bed and it will track your REM Cycles and will wake you up when you are in your lightest sleep.
When we go to sleep our bodies begin our REM Cycle with a light sleep. After about 40 minutes you will be in the deepest part of your slumber, and then you will progress towards a light sleep again. During your light sleep you will be able to dream and
It's 12 a.m. and you want a bologna sandwich. But you're a healthy man or woman. You watch what you eat. So you forgo the snack and fall asleep, hungry and wanting. No more! Modern science has identified some awesome snacks that not only fill you up but also knock you out. Below, five forms of midnight mastication we can endorse.
Oatmeal Carbohydrates release serotonin, calming the brain. "A cup of oatmeal made with milk is the perfect snack before bed," says Michael Breus, Ph.D., author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet.
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I used to relish sleeping in on Sundays. No alarm clock, the iPhone charging in some other room far, far away, and I all I had to do was hydrate (take that, Mr. Mezcal!), fall into bed, and rise when my body was damn well ready.
Well, it turns out, my self-prescribed reset button was bogus. Not only can you not catch up on shut-eye, but that oh-so-glorious act of sleeping in
This article has been re-blogged from Mirch MasalaWhat is sleep?
Sleep is such a process that is crucially needed in order to provide rest to brain and body. During sleep, the brain in humans and other mammals undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave activity that includes intervals of dreaming.
Sleep is very important, for body, mind and our general well-being
Sleep is usually divided into five stages. When you have passed through all five stages, you start over at
Forget brain-training exercises, 12-hour shifts and those long, uninterrupted, caffeine-fueled study binges. When you really need new information to sink in, you can’t skimp on taking breaks, new research suggests.
That’s the message from a soon-to-be-published study by psychologists and neuroscientists at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, who asked a small group of normally aging elderly men and women to recall as many details as possible from two stories they were told. Following one of the stories