Oft overlooked or viewed as an indulgence, the quality and quantity of sleep has short and long term ramifications on body composition and, more importantly, on long term health. Able to affect over 37 hormones, the importance of sleep in optimizing health is undisputed. Nine or more hours of sleep per night is the goal. In the following resources, you will find information about the benefits of sleep and tips for establishing healthier sleep habits.
With the new year often comes reflection, introspection, and commitment to do things differently this year than the last. Diet and exercise are frequently among the ‘things’ that individuals set out to change. As both are largely within our individual control, these changes have the potential to have a profound effect on both how we … Continue Reading
You have probably heard by now that sleep is good and not sleeping not so much. Regular quality sleep for sufficient duration leads to improve emotional, mental and physical health, higher performance, better memory, etc. Just one week of insufficient sleep, on the other hand, affects decision making, increases likelihood of depression and anxiety, and … Continue Reading
3,2,1..GO! You start your workout feeling good but suddenly realize that you haven’t recovered from your workout 3 days ago..legs still feel really sore from the squats, starting to feel sluggish and that kettlebell weight you used last week with ease is feeling like 1,000 pounds..fatigue has set in. Fatigue is caused by a lack … Continue Reading
Life gets stressful. Period. Finding a balance in your day can help even out stress so you are able to focus on yourself, get work done, have family time and also do activities that you love to do. One thing I love to do is learn. To make the best use of my commute … Continue Reading
Ever wonder if you could sleep more soundly? Looking for a natural stress remedy? Wondering if you could boost your recovery in order to make gains in your workouts more efficient? There are an abundance of vital nutrients that play a role in how well we sleep, how we feel and how we recover from … Continue Reading
Here at FIT, we are always encouraging clients to set goals to work towards. In the busy world that we all live in, however, these goals are unfortunately often undermined by “life events” and other time constraints that derail us. It’s amazing though, that sometimes these life events are just what we need to help … Continue Reading