We all know that regular exercise is great for keeping those extra pounds at bay during the winter, but did you know that it is also good for keeping your immune system in check? Studies show that it is possible to drastically reduce the amount of colds you get as well as helping your body fight harmful diseases by taking up a regular exercise regime. While the exact reasons for this are still being investigated, there are a few theories as to why this might be.
The countdown to Christmas has officially begun (yay!) which means that it’s time to get your party on! Whether you’re heading to the annual work do or you’re planning on meeting up with friends and family this season, one thing is for sure – there will be one or two late nights on the cards. But it doesn’t have to end in exhaustion and overindulgence.
Sleeping on a flight is not an easy task. From the uncomfortable seats to annoying seat neighbours, it can often feel as though the universe is conspiring against you as you desperately try to drift off. The downside of this, of course, is that it can worsen jet lag symptoms the other end as well as landing you with a hefty sleep debt.
Feeling groggy in the mornings? Repeatedly hitting the snooze button until the absolute last minute? You’re not alone! The dark, cold mornings are enough to make anyone want to stay in bed all day. Luckily there are a few tricks you can use to help yourself feel super energized and ready for your day from the moment that your alarm goes off.
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?
As temperatures continue to plummet and frosty mornings and frozen windscreens greet us with each new day, it is safe to say that winter is officially on its way. The temptation to hide under a duvet and hibernate until spring tends to kick in around now, but did you know that this is because our sleep patterns are affected by the colder weather?