The untapped fat loss secret: Sleep [Infographic]
by Dean Carlson, Pn2
You are exercising regularly, your nutrition habits are improving, but you STILL aren't making the progress you think you should be. So frustrating! Here's a question that might clue us in. How is your sleep? If you aren't sleeping well or enough, we might be on to something. Here's how to tap into the power of sleep and make rest a top priority.
Struggling with fat loss? Just not feeling it, during workouts or in general? Sluggish and tired more than you think you should be? Unfortunately for many of us this is very common, and poor nutrition is not always to blame.
Good quality sleep is really important. Our ability to think clearly, make good decisions, perform at a high level, and even digest our food efficiently depends on it.
It probably won't surprise you that fewer than 1 in 3 adults get less than 7 hours of sleep a night, which is the minimum needed to keep your risk of health problems low.
The sad part of that statistic is how many of us actually overestimate how much sleep we are really getting; studies have shown that number to be in the millions.
This infographic shows you how to monitor if you are getting enough rest before it's too late. Follow the tips to build your sleep habit, which actually starts first thing in the morning!
Download the infographic for your tablet or to print out, and keep it as a hand reminder to prioritize your best sleep, every day.
There you have it! Why sleep is so important, how to tell if you are not getting enough, and how to set yourself up for sleep success!
Print out or download this infographic as a reminder to practice, practice, practice the skill of getting enough sleep. And be kind - share it with a friend who might benefit from it. Thanks!