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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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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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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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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