Tuesday, January 29, 2013

STEP FIVE: Zzzzzzzzzzzz

This is STEP FIVE in my six-part series on living a healthier life!

Sleep is so important. It's a basic, primal need. It probably should have been STEP ONE. 

If you don't sleep well, it's difficult to make good decisions about food (and life in general).

And it's difficult to have enough energy and motivation to exercise (STEP SIX).

How much do you need?  Studies have shown 6-8 hours is adequate for the average person.  And those are uninterrupted hours.

You cannot "catch-up" on sleep on the weekends, or when you retire.  Our bods do not work like that.

Do what you have to do to get your hours!  

Go to bed earlier.  Sleep a little longer.  Yes, you DO have the time to sleep.  If you can honestly not find the time for sleep, something in your life may need some tweeking.  

Stay tuned for the final step next week!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this series, I could not agree more with everything you've stated! I look forward to what comes next :-)