In this episode we’re talking about an important subject that affects everyone at some time or another, getting better sleep. We all can struggle with this and for very different reasons. Be it a restless mind, physical pain or something else, not getting enough sleep affects everyone.
Why is getting good sleep so important?
Getting restful sleep is important to our bodies and mind. We recharge our physical and mental state during sleep and get our energy levels back to where they should be so you can take on the day. Not getting sleep affects this process and if compounded day after day it can have longer lasting negative effects.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
1). How common not getting enough sleep really is and why we all struggle with it especially as we age.
2). Some of the common reasons that contribute to restless or bad sleeping habits like medications, medical problems or foods we may be consuming.
3). How setting up your bedroom and or sleeping routine ahead of time can help contribute to getting better sleep by keeping it dark, cooler and easy to navigate in case you do have to get up at night.
4). How exercising regularly helps with your sleeping habits and how it affects your body when you are ready to finally lay down to sleep.
5). Why limiting certain foods after a certain hour like caffeine and alcohol will help you fall asleep faster and attain REM sleep.
6). Why it’s important to have a set routine to follow throughout the day and before you head to bed that will help improve your sleeping habits over time.
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Senior Fitness with Meredith is a podcast covering a wide range of health topics for seniors with enriching episodes dedicated to physical and mental wellness, nutrition, positive spirits, and motivation for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
Meredith Chen is an AFAA-certified personal and group fitness trainer and the host of the popular YouTube channel, Senior Fitness with Meredith. She has been training for over 15 years, has been endorsed by healthcare professionals and physical therapists, and has shadowed top industry experts to continuously create the best and safest content for her viewers and participants.
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