Archive for January 24, 2011

Fitness Tip # 4

Proper Sleep

Adequate sleep (between 7 – 9 hours nightly) is absolutely essential to maintain a healthy body because that is when the body rebuilds itself. During the night, human growth hormone triggers proteins throughout the body to build new cells and repair any damage. It is only released during sleep which is why getting the proper amount of sleep is so important.

Ways Proper Sleep can help maintain good health:

Helps keep your heart healthy

Reduces Stress

Reduces Inflamation

Increases Memory

Keeps you more alert

Increases productivity

Reduces Risk of Depression

Repairs the body