We usually can identify the obvious signs that we need more sleep, such as frequent yawning, having puffy or heavy eyelids and experiencing a general sense of tiredness. But what about the less obvious ones, the subtle cues that are alerting us to get more zzz’s? These signs are important to recognize because almost half of us don’t receive the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night. This can lead to serious health issues. And if we continue a habit of poor sleep, we’ll be even less aware of how much we’re sleep deprived and fail to make the necessary changes!
Sometimes chocolate (or chips, or cookies, or candy…) just seems to speak to you. It whispers at first, calling to you from the pantry, coaxing you to come break off a piece. If you try to ignore it, a craving can be even more insistent. Suddenly, it’s all you can think about, and before you know it you’re standing in front of the pantry polishing off the entire bar… oops. Will you ever be able to stop these cravings?
You’re gung-ho about your fitness goals, but on a Friday at five, you find you’re a lonely heart trying to explain to your gang why you’re headed to the gym to work your hammies and do some HIIT, instead of hitting happy hour to get hammered. You’re reshaping your lifestyle. Read More