Getting Enough Sleep: Is It Really THAT Important?

enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is a rare and sought after commodity in our society today. Nearly half (around 40 percent) of adults in the United States are sleep deprived, getting fewer than 5 hours of sleep a night. Sleep research has shown that fewer than 6 hours of sleep can cause cognitive impairment. If sleep is that important for your brain function, what about your body? If you are trying to lose weight, get more fit, or become a better athlete then sleep is absolutely vital to your efforts. (more…)

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Interval Training on a Stationary Bike

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Cycling is a wonderful endurance workout that keeps your heart healthy, your weight maintained and your muscles tone. Cycling can also get a little repetitive, since there is not a lot of variety to the exercise- you sit on the saddle and pedal your legs. If your find you are feeling a little bored with your cycling workouts or keep making excuses not to exercise, try an interval training workout to boost your enthusiasm. You can use this training program on stationary bike and approach it very scientifically or emotionally. (more…)

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Best Post-Workout Foods

post-workout foods

You have just finished exercising. You think you have burned a lot of calories during your workout. Knowing that you lose one pound every time you burn 3,500 calories, you think that you will be able to lose at least one pound per week as you strive to lose weight. (more…)

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