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Welcome to my blog

If you're looking for articles featuring inspiration or the latest in health and weight loss news, look no further.

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  1. Healthy Eating   
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  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
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  1. Cheat Day   
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  1. Inspiration   
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  1. Guest Post   
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Sleep better tonight!

I love sleep! (Who doesn't, right?)

Sleep is a wonderful and absolutely necessary activity that just never seems to last long enough. In fact, statistics show that the average American only gets about six hours of good, solid sleep each night...and that is just not enough when it comes to maintaining or regaining a healthy body.

Here are tips to help you sleep better...tonight!

Establish a bedtime routine.

If you do the same things at bedtime each night, your body will learn when it's time to unwind and get ready for sleep.

Make your bedroom a comfortable place.

Choose a good mattress and cozy sheets. Keep the room dark and between 60ºF and 75ºF.

And keep it for bedroom activities only.

Your mind will associate the bedroom with relaxation if that's all you do in there.

Exercise regularly.

Don't do it right before bed (the adrenaline boost could keep you awake), but make sure you fit some exercise in at least a few days a week. Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and therefore improve the quality of your sleep.

Get some fresh air during the day.

Exposure to sunlight helps to regular your body's internal clock. It will also help you sleep better since you won't feel as tired during the day.

No caffeine in the evening.

Keep that cup of coffee to the morning and early afternoon. Any later than that can lead to an unwanted "bedtime boost."

Turn off your electronics.

Many people fall asleep watching TV, but this can actually keep your body from realizing it's time to "wind down." Instead, establish an "electronic curfew" so your body gets the hint.

Aim for 7+ hours of sleep each night.

Find out what not sleeping can do to your health and weight loss efforts here: Sleep and Weight Loss. What's YOUR favorite tip/trick for getting a good night's sleep?

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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