Today I'm reminding you of all the incredible things sleep does for bodies and minds - from memory and mood improvement to blood pressure management, a strong immune system - and even stronger bones!
WHY YOU SHOULD PRIORITIZE SLEEP
Mind & Mood
You know that annoying feeling when you can't remember where the heck you left your car keys? Well, good sleep can help you avoid those brain-fog moments and even supercharge your problem-solving skills. We've all been there, feeling a bit irritable when we're short on sleep. But it goes beyond just moodiness; catching enough Zs is crucial for taking care of your mental well-being.
Getting enough shut-eye is like a secret weapon for keeping your blood pressure in check and lowering the risk of heart disease. It even gives your immune system a power-up and ensures your bones stay strong and healthy!
Weight Loss & Fitness
Having a good night's sleep the night before a workout makes them SO much easier. Sleep regulates your hunger hormones too, so you will eat less overall. As an added bonus, good sleep, plus workouts, will keep your skin looking beautiful! GRAB A FREE WORKOUT WITH ME
So there you have it, the benefits of quality sleep are awe inspiring (in my opinion anyway), spanning from a better ability to think and improved mood to supporting bone health, heart health, and physical fitness! I hope I've inspired you to show your sleep schedule a little love.
Next week, I'll be giving you some tips on how to sleep better.
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Stay fit, stay fabulous, Clara x
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Clara Depont is a certified personal trainer at www.claradepont.com where she trains women in their 50s and 60s. When she’s not writing blogs on how to stay vibrant, fit and happy she’s traveling in search of a forest or a sexy coastline. You can get to know her best through Weekly Emails, Instagram or Facebook. She is British and lives in New Mexico.
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