It is only the second week of school and I have been super edgy, impatient, cranky and not being the “Mommy” I want to be! I love summertime. It is my favorite season of the year. Who doesn’t love sun, fun, beach, pools, warm weather, cute sandals, sundresses, amusement parks, amazing fresh fruit, movies at 10am and the best part — sleeping in!! However, our launch pad has not been a cool place to hang out. In fact, it has been very stressful and argumentative. Why, Why, Why? (more…)
Now that I am a true insomniac, these are great ideas. I just get up and start the day, even if it is 3:30 am.
The first month of 2012 is almost over! Those resolutions are still burning strong and you have taken the bait to make “2012 the year to get in gear!” (more…)
How is March treating you? Like a lion or a lamb? March can be a very stressful, mundane and trying month, so take some time break out of your routine and mix things up a bit. Instead of drinking coffee, try herbal tea or a tea latte. Tired of the same cardio routine, mix it up with a jump rope, hula-hoop and some head banging rock music. Work those legs, while doing dishes or checking out at the store, do calf raises. Instead of plopping down at the computer, stand and Facebook, instead. This week’s tips are Nice, Green, (more…)
Exercise to Combat Sleeplessness
Those who lead more sedentary lives are likely to be poor sleepers. The lack of physical activity can contribute to lack of sound sleep by inhibiting the daily rise and fall of the body-temperature rhythm. As a result, many people get caught in a cycle of insomnia, reduced energy and physical activity, and worsened insomnia.
Exercise improves sleep by producing a significant rise in body temperature, followed by a compensatory drop a few hours later. The drop in body temperature, which persists for two to four hours after exercise, makes it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. So plan to exercise at least 6-7 hours before your bedtime. (more…)