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Fit Girl Sleep

#FITGIRLCODE team started a new ab challenge. So let us from Model Workout give you some extras to make sure the challenge is far from being in vain. Besides doing the actual workout there are several things you should be taking care of. First and foremost is getting a good sleep. Yes my dears I’m telling you to go to bed! Not this very moment ofcourse, you do need to finish reading my little story on why, what and how, to get your sleepy facts straight.

Why God Why?
You need good sleep to thrive. Sleep is important because it affects our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. The benefits of good sleep can affect every moment of your day and every part of your life. Achieving good sleep is essential to both our activities and to our health. Also, as most fitness enthusiasts know, during your sleep is one of the times that your body produces the most growth hormone, therefore the more sleep you get the faster your muscles will heal and recover from exercise. Awesome body at work!

What is wrong with me?
Are you feeling down, is your head banging on it’s own or is your heart skipping a beat and you’re sure you’re not in love with Prince (or Princess ofcourse) Charming? Depressions, headaches and impaired heart functioning are often associated with sleep loss! Besides your general health issues depriving yourself from a good sleep can have effect on your work and school. You’ll become less concentrated, irritable and forgetfull, which is only nice when you need to forget something stupid like your ex.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb

How can I improve my perfect little me?
Establish relaxing pre-sleep routines. It is important to incorporate time to “wind down” from your daily activities. (I take my dog out for a walk, of course because she needs to pee but the fresh air at night makes me sleepy too). Minimize light, noise, and temperature extremes in the bedroom. Avoid large meals just before bedtime (yes the whole cookie jar counts as a meal). Small snacks are not a problem, but large meals keep the digestive system active and can disrupt sleep. Avoid strenuous exercise within two to three hours of bedtime. Strenuous exercise can elevate body temperature and cause difficulty falling asleep at bedtime. Avoid caffeine or other stimulants within four hours of bedtime.

So in order to stay a lovely Fit Girl you need to give yourself some nice nap time. Get sleepy with it. Put the sleep where your mouth is. And stay motivated! Now I still would love you to do other exercises too and how very convenient that we have hours of workout on our platform for you to join us with! Next week I’ll tell you about the ten things you need to eat so you can make sure you won’t bloat and stay flat!

Till next week!

Paultje

 

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