Guess What One Of The Most Powerful Tools In Maintaining Health and Fitness?
What is one of the most POWERFUL tools in maintaining and increasing your health and fitness? Diet, yes, is important.... activity is, too.... but.... WE NEED SLEEP!!!! (This is definitely something that I need to work on!!)
**Sleep as a Tool to Maximize Fitness:
Scientists have determined 2 main types of sleep that we go through... there is the REM, or Rapid Eye Movement, stage and a NON Rapid Eye Movement stage (NREM). We are in the REM stage for approximately 25% of our sleep time. The NREM is broken down into 4 types of sleep.. the first two is a lighter sleep and the last two gives us that peaceful, restorative DEEP sleep. It's the NREM stage that mostly aids in our fitness and training routines. The NREM occurs about 75% of the time.
Here is a link to an interesting article that I found about sleeping "your way to better fitness":