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Many adults look back at their childhood days, confused about how they could have ever fussed about laying down for a much needed night’s rest.
With hectic schedules and multiple extracurricular and scholastic obligations, it is more important than ever for both parents and their children to ensure that they are receiving adequate sleep each night so that they may perform optimally mentally, emotionally, and physically. Sleep is connected directly to the hormonal response of the body. Therefore, inadequate sleep could lead to health issues and concerns such as obesity. Lack of sleep can also effect cognitive functions needed to perform adequately in school.
So How Much Sleep is “Enough” Sleep?
The answer is highly debated. The number of hours that each person needs in order to function optimally depends largely upon the age, gender, and activity level of the individual Therefore, instead of providing strict guidelines, I will provide some tools for getting the most out of your “good-night’s rest”
We have heard it all before–overall health is a LIFESTYLE change.
The success of a complete lifestyle change can be drastically influenced by those around us. Therefore, one’s family can play a drastic role in the successful implementation of life-long healthy-habits and routines.
Below are several ways that your family and friends can work together to ensure you are continuously working toward a better, healthier version of YOU!
NBC News “Today’s Health” recently suggested several tips to become a healthy and happier family unit
There are just a few simple ways to keep your family active and healthy. Have fun and work with your family to develop a “Fit-Family” plan that works for you!
B. (2007, October 22). 4 Simple Steps to Make Your Family a Fit Family. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from http://www.today.com/id/21412486/ns/today-today_health/t/simple-steps-make-your-family-fit-family/#.V05C4_krLrc