😴 STRUGGLING WITH SLEEP? 😴
Many clients are worried about what supplements to take when they’re forgetting the most important factor after putting the hard graft in the gym; which is SLEEP!
Sleep has several benefits such as improved mood and cognition, reduced stress, improving hormonal levels, RECOVERING better.
If you’re serious about athletic performance and general well-being then you need to start prioritising your sleep. Here are a few things that have been proven to increase quality and quantity of sleep:
1️⃣ CBD - Lot’s of research has been published on CBD’s benefits for improving sleep, anxiety and much more.
2️⃣ Blue light blocking glasses - Blue light emitted from screens at night will disrupt your sleep/circadian rhythm.
3️⃣ Routine - Falling asleep at similar times helps your body get into routine, your body will thank you for it.
4️⃣ Magnesium glycinate - Helps calm your nervous system prior to sleep.
5️⃣ Avoid eating late - Allows your body to concentrate on getting ready for bed rather than digesting large amounts of food.
6️⃣ Reducing caffeine intake - Careful on timing of caffeine ingestion as it has a half-life of 3-5 hours, which will keep you up at night if taken in the evenings.
Sleep Well 😴
MOBILITY vs FLEXIBILITY
Flexibility - the ability for a muscle/joint to lengthen passively.
Mobility - the ability for a muscle/joint to move actively through a range of motion.
It’s all good being flexibile, however if you can’t drive any force from those ‘flexible’ positions, then essentially it’s a useless range of motion.