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Exercise and Sleep

Do you ever find unscheduled meetings that come up and get in your way of exercising?  A great way to make certain to keep your fitness goals is to exercise first thing in the morning.  Get your workout done in the early morning before your day begins.  You’ll meet the day invigorated and ready to meet the challenges and demands of your day at your very best.

Balance your life’s stressors with stretching or yoga.  Hormones are the most powerful modifiers of your body.  Stress raises the fat storing hormone Cortisol, depletes Vitamin B and Vitamin C, minimizes absorption of nutrients, and ages you through oxidation.  Stretching, rest, meditation and deep breaching exercises are key to stress management.

What does sleep possibly have to do with exercise?  Lots!  Begin to unwind no later than 9:00 p.m.  Sleep deprivation throws your hormones out of balance.  It has been found that sleep deprivation increases levels of Ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone and decreases Leptin levels, considered a satiety or fullness hormone.  The effects may lead to overeating and weight gain.

Millions of Americans spend thousands of dollars on sleep medication.  We are a country of sleepless, tired people that are looking for a way to get a good night’s sleep.  For most of us, we need not look further than ou

So, you can see that exercise and sleep are partners and go hand in hand.  By getting a good night’s sleep, you wake-up ready to exercise; by exercising, you sleep better.

Believe In Yourself,
Cathy, CLC
Certified Life Coach, Weight Loss Surgery Coach
Certified Back On Track Facilitator

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