SEPTEMBER HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Why It Is Important to A Good Nights Sleep
The aim of Better Sleep Month is to encourage people to establish better
sleeping patterns. Refreshing sleep is of huge importance when staying healthy.
Better Sleep Month is supported by the Better Sleep Council (BSC), which aims to raise awareness about the benefits of better sleep and how poor sleep can disrupt our lives. As with diet and exercise, sleep is crucial to our physical, emotional and mental health.
Inadequate sleep can lead to an increase in blood pressure and stress hormone production; the body can become stressed when it does not get enough sleep.
The consequences of poor sleep include reduced concentration, mood swings, irritability, stress, and a weakened immune system. The release of stress hormones can also make it harder to sleep, perpetuating an unhealthy sleep cycle.
In severe cases, poor sleep may be linked to serious problems including narcolepsy, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea. Better Sleep Month helps to make more people aware of these problems; advice from a suitable health professional should be sought if any of these consequence are experienced.
2 Types of Exercises That Slow Down Aging
Anti-aging products are the rage these days, from smoother, wrinkle-free skin, young, healthy hair, to super fit bodies. Although we may want to lie back and think ourselves healthier, it doesn’t work that way. According to new research, the best way to age beautifully for body and mind, is to do aerobic or cardio and strength training exercises. Make anti-aging face creams, smoothies, and mega vitamins secondary to a powerful and consistent body workout.
If you believe you need to workout 45 minutes a time once a week to stay healthy and youthful, think again. The latest research indicates that consistent cardio and strength training workouts are what is required, whether your workout is for 5 minutes everyday or several times a week, or 20- 50 minutes every day or twice a week. Keeping a regular exercise routine is most important.
Lifting weights and doing weight bearing exercises strengthens the muscles and helps people avoid muscle injuries. Some of the well-known and little-known weight bearing exercises include walking, jogging, hiking, dancing, step aerobics, aquarobics, soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, racquetball, bowling, golf and stair climbing.