Recipe for a healthy lifestyle: Three nutritious meals, eight hours of sleep and plenty of exercise.
New studies have confirmed the tie between physical activity and restful sleep. David Davila, of the National Sleep Foundation, has proven that regular aerobic exercise helps individuals “sleep the right amount for what they need.” The doctor is not sure why there seems to be such a tight correlation, but the Mattress Choice staff seem to think the answer is pretty obvious: If your body is physically drained, your brain will recognize that it needs more rest.
With time becoming more and more precious as we get older, daily exercise is often the first activity to be reduced or eliminated. Family, work and sleep seem to be the trump cards.
Family and work will always be at odds with each other, but sleep and exercise shouldn’t have to be.
If you are diligent about finding time for eight hours of sleep, you may not be able to slip into unconsciousness if you haven’t exercised. Ironic, don’t you think.
The solution is compromise.
If you want to spend more time with the kids, take them out to the park and remind them how much fun physical play can be.
If you have young ones, invest in a chariot and jog with your child as you run errands.
Young, single and career motivated? Take your work to the treadmill. Throw on that PowerPoint you were supposed to review or put plug in your hands-free and take that call from Phoenix; I’m sure your client will be impressed with your commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
And when you are finished being active, collapse on a plush mattress from Mattress Choice. We’ll sell you the perfect bed; you just make sure you’ve done the work to enjoy it.
Sleep well friends.