Sleep Debt

“This week has been crazy. I have a huge report due on Friday, and I’ve stayed up late either working on it every night this week. That’s okay, though. This weekend I can catch up on sleep.”  Does that sound familiar? Sometimes life is hectic, and our sleep schedules often suffer. Just like spending too…

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Healthy Sleep: From A to Zzz

Most of us know that getting enough sleep is important. We have watches or fitness trackers that often record the time we sleep or even give us a score for how well we sleep! Even though we know we should get around 8 hours per night, a 2020 survey from the Centers for Disease Control…

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How Social Support Helps Your Workout Routine

Sticking to a workout plan is not always as easy as it seems. Life happens and stress can come at any moment. APA’s 2022 Stress in America survey shows, “more than a quarter (27%) of Americans are so stressed they can’t function through day-to-day activities.” As the world is still trying to heal after the…

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Tips for Committing to Exercise

Plan exercise into your day – Set aside a specific time in your schedule to exercise and put it in your planner. This will help you avoid conflicts and make exercise a priority. Reward yourself – Set short-term goals and reward yourself for achieving them. For example, you could treat yourself to a movie, a…

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Mini Workouts Throughout the Day

Completing long workouts in the fitness center is not always sustainable with a busy workday and a never-ending to-do list waiting for you at home. However, recent research shows that mini workouts throughout the day are just as effective as long workouts! Here are some ways you can split up your day to move more…

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Optimizing Recovery

Recovery plays an essential role in the human body’s ability to remain in homeostasis. One of the keyways to ensure your body is rejuvenated and ready to go, is to ensure you receive 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily. Optimizing your sleep allows your muscles and organs to function and rejuvenate the necessary cells…

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Goals – They are Important!

Today’s contribution was submitted by Kayla Kelly, BS, NETA-GFI – Wellness Manager from Corporate Health Unlimited.    Goals are the stepping stones in finding success. Having goals for what we want to do in life, and working towards them is very important. The path towards our goals may not always be easy, but if we…

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Goals

Today’s contribution is by Pam Wells, B.S., NETA – Program Manager at Pulse Fitness. Goals: What are they and how do we set them? We all set goals throughout life – relating to many different aspects. But how do we know the goals we’re setting for ourselves are working for us or against us? Are…

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Snooze or Lose!

Today’s contribution is from Ryan Kivlin, B.S, M.S, CSCS, Wellness Associate at Barbara Cox Fitness Center Sleep. It’s an essential factor for recovering from your day whether you are physically active or not. The human body reacts to various stimuli throughout the day which affects the nervous system. Things like exposure to fluorescent light, constant sound…

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