Jun 8, 2018

The True Secrets to Effective Weight Loss/Management

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The single most overlooked tool in the bag of tricks for weight loss is sleep. Having consistent good quality sleep is worth its weight in gold from all aspects of health, but where fat loss is concerned good sleep super charges progress, limiting stress reducing cortisol (stress hormone) and helping digestion and recovery. Lack of and/or poor quality of sleep is becoming a real problem in the UK. Limiting exposure to electrical devices (tv, mobile phone or wifi) in and close to the bedroom, ensuring the room is cool and dark, are all things that can be used to obtain a better nights sleep and help your weight loss journey.

If watching tv is a habit you are struggling to break, try turning the back lighting off the screen, so lights and colours aren't as bright or overly stimulating. Also, watching programmes that have human faces in them are overly stimulating, so cartoons or even animal programmes will help.

Finally, if you are a person that worries about every little thing, which makes you struggle to get to sleep, start a bed time journal. In this you write exactly what is worrying you, on paper that problem won't seem as bad out of your brain and on paper instead, then write 3 solutions or things that will help solve the problem. If there are no solutions then stop worrying about something that is completely out of your control and just ride it out.

If there is anyone out there with any useful tips or tricks for improving sleep, or even stress management, please feel free to add a post to this section.

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