Archive for May 12, 2010

Hit the Sack!

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy, Lifestyle, Members, Nutrition on May 12, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Instead of Coffee Talk think GHD Talk

Having enough time in a day is becoming harder and harder to come by. So what do “most” people do is sacrifice their health.

So what are you going to do sacrifice…
Preparing healthy meals?
How about less sleep?

It is sad to say that sleep seems to go first. Which honestly should be at the TOP of YOUR list!!!

Some people will tell you they “only need 5 hours”, while this may be true from a ‘functional’ standpoint, their health and waistline may be paying the price BIGTIME!

The effects lack of sleep has on the body are numerous – hormonal changes, blood sugar regulation, increased cancer risk, obesity and many more. Now there’s even more research to support the argument that sleep is NOT over rated when it comes to weight regulation. These new findings showed that subjects sleeping only 4 hours per night consumed about 600 more calories per day than those getting 8 hours of shut eye. The sleep deprived also experienced greater feelings of hunger and tiredness throughout the day. The study did find that less sleep equated to more physical activity, although the amount of extra movement did not make up for the additional caloric load.

So, pick it???- the Late Show, finishing the playoff game, or the taking that time to hit the sack??? Your decision may ‘weigh’ more than you think!

So tell us how much sleep you get a night.

Any tricks you do that helps you get to bed and sleep faster and better?

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