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.
For years, the discussion around FiT has centered on how we can best serve our clients and community. Thom and I would hear frequently from our team that they were doing everything they could for their clients but felt frustrated that they couldn’t do more – ‘We only see them 2 to 3 hours a … 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
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
Optimizing Health: The Importance of Self-Care. The All Too Typical Day It’s hard to imagine packing more into your already busy day. You already have plenty to tackle in the office, from meetings, to project deadlines, to reaching out to clients. At home, it’s no different, with child care and running a business from … Continue Reading
Sports or exercise injuries can set you back for days or even weeks at a time. Injury prevention relies on proper training and form, but a big part of prevention starts with getting a good night’s rest. The average adult needs a solid seven to eight hours of sleep to keep both mind and body … Continue Reading
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