Eve's Health & Fitness

DOB: October 27 CURRENT RESIDENCE: North Eastern Oklahoma OCCUPATION: Certified Group Fitness Instructor HEIGHT:5'1"; WEIGHT:105 lbs.; BF%:14.3% bodyfat FAVORITE BODY PARTS TO TRAIN: Back, abs FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL: Mexican and any dark chocolate CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Featured as a fitness role model in Chad Tackett's Global-Health & Fitness website: http://www.global-fitness.com/ DESCRIBE MYSELF: Competitive, energetic, persistent, focused, consistent, and driven.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

How Important is Sleep?

Required: 8 Hours of Sleep!

Say No to the Nightcap

If you think a cocktail before bed will help you sleep better, you'd better think again! Sure, a glass of wine or two may make you sleepy, but you might find yourself tossing and turning at around 2 a.m. The reason? Your body actually experiences symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol once it's been digested, and that can lead to less than sound sleep.

Another big no-no before bed is caffeine. And this doesn't just mean coffee — an obvious source — but also soda, certain teas, and even chocolate! Remember, caffeine is a stimulant, so if you want to have a restful night's sleep, consider skipping the caffeine, or at least avoid consuming it four to six hours before bed. That's another good reason to skip a slice of gooey chocolate cake for dessert!

Credit: Denise Austin


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