Sleep

 

Sleep is the most important time to recover. the right  levels of sleep help to provide mental health, hormonal balance, and muscular recovery.

You need to get enough sleep, which is between seven to ten hours for most athletes.

Everyone has individual needs based on their lifestyle, workouts, and genetic makeup. 

 

But heres a few ways to improve your sleep cycle:

  • Hours slept before twelve at night are proven to be more effective than those slept after.

  • Sleep in the most natural setting possible, with minimal to no artificial lights.

  • Wakeup with the sun if possible.

  • Fresh air and cooler temperatures help to improve the quality of sleep

no mater what exercise routine you perform, exercise depletes energy, fluids, and breaks down muscle.

Hydration, proper fuel, and sleep are the three factors for aiding in proper rest and recovery. Research shows sleep to be an important factor in one’s health, weight and energy level.  sleep is composed of stages 1-4. 

The most important stages for exercise recovery occur during sleep stages 3 and 4. During this time hormones are released, such as: human growth hormone also known as HGH (essential for growth and muscle development). The body does most of its repair and regeneration work primarily during these stages due to a continual release of HGH. As a result, sleep is a key to improving athletic performance, continual muscle growth and tissue repair.

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