Do you sleep enough?

Just a few thoughts on ensuring you are giving your workouts 100% by making sure you consistently get enough sleep each night. If you don’t feel like you have gotten enough sleep, don’t push it…reschedule your workout and sleep in if you had a late night before an early morning run or ride. You might find that you are more able to perform and have more energy if you rest, rather than push yourself to wake up early. According to some studies, not getting enough sleep can also result in weight gain, depression, anxiety, and the likelihood to have more accidents and be short tempered. Making sleep a higher priority will allow your life to be less stressful and allow you to be calm and more efficient in general. Below are a few links to resources about getting enough sleep and how it effects your life and workouts.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/cheating-ourselves-of-sleep/

http://www.liveyourlifewell.org/go/live-your-life-well/sleep

http://news.discovery.com/human/health/sleep-loss-deprivation-health-effect-20130624.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nancy-brown/sleep-heart-health_b_3422462.html

http://www.helpguide.org/life/sleeping.htm

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