One (More) Fitness Tip…

Holy socks Batman!

My last fitness tip gotta huge response.

I guess you just want me to shut-up and give you the goods every once inna while, eh?

Fine hmmmppp lol!

No I get it, sometimes you just want answers.

What can I do to get rid of THIS??

What’s the best ab exercise?

How many grams of protein should you eat?

Those are all important questions, but I think the most important aspect of fitness is too often overlooked by the average fitness professional.

What am I talking about?

SLEEP!

You know you need it, yet you still don’t get enough.

I had a problem with this when I first started training.

I would stay up late and get up early for work.

Thinking that I was hustling, but really I was only hurting myself.

I’m not going to go into all the physical reasons you need sleep, (if you’re interested, click here)

But I will outline a few that you may or may not have thought about while staying up to watch ‘just one last episode’ on Netflix.

1. Hunger You ever get hungry and crave a late night snack?

Well that’s your body searching for dopamine to keep it awake.

Your body also releases higher levels of insulin, which tell your body to store the food as fat. Moral: Don’t eat when you’re tired!

2. Moodiness When you lack sleep, your brain cannot renew.

Instead, it goes into a panic and thinks something is wrong and releases the stress hormone, cortisol.

This is the same stuff your body releases during road rage and when someone eats your snack out the company fridge.

3. What Comes After 2?? You also get dumber as you deprive yourself of those dancing sugar plum fairies from your dreams.

When you sleep, your brain creates new neural pathways that accommodate for what you learned that day.

No sleep, no new pathways, no way to keep knowledge in. All that adds up to you needing to write a lot of stuff down.

Well speaking of sleep, it’s time for me to escape to dreamland.

If you found this helpful, please leave a message in the comments or click like below.

Jerry “enter sandman” Washington

P.S. I forgot to mention the absolute worst part bout not getting enough sleep.

Everyone telling you that you look tired all day.

I mean seriously, seriously. I look tired?

How about YOU look like you should keep your observations to yourself.

Ha! Looks like I need to get some sleep.

But before I go, I would like to invite you to check out this graphic about the 61 benefits of sleep…Talk soon!

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