With the cold weather in full swing, you could be forgiven for staying under those blankets just a little while longer in the mornings. But, did you know that the colder weather means that now is the perfect time to exercise?
When it comes to our health, getting enough sleep is as important as eating properly and exercising. But with more than a third of the UK population experiencing trouble with getting to sleep it can sometimes be a battle to get the balance right.
Fatigue from restless nights, working shift patterns and jetlag can lead to an inability to keep up a regular workout routine. This lack of exercise in turn impacts on the ability to sleep properly and a vicious cycle occurs. This is because physical activity is proven to have a positive impact on sleep, promoting sleep efficiency and reducing the time it takes to get to sleep.
So, what happens when we work out in the evening?
If you are known to hit the snooze button one too many times, then it might be that sleeping in is doing you more harm than good.
Good news for those of you who have struggled to get to sleep – then answer can often be as simple as breathing! So, next time you find yourself kicking the bedsheets in frustration, relax and unwind by practising a few of these simple breathing exercises. You never know, you might just find yourself drifting off into a deep and restful slumber.
Ever woken up with a fright, wanting to kick and scream but completely unable to? You might have felt like you were in a horror film, but the reality is much weirder. Sleep paralysis can be a seriously scary experience, with feelings of dread and pressure weighing heavily on your chest while limbs and muscles refuse to act when you want them to.
We all know that we should be sleeping more… but did you know that sleep deprivation can increase your risk of getting diabetes?