Hey Power girl,
This weekend I went to a dance-a-thon/sleepover at my dance studio.
I didn’t quite pull an all nighter, but I got very little sleep.
Last night I got home at 1:00 a.m., from a flim shoot that I was in, and had to get up at 8:00 a.m.
When I woke up today I felt exhausted, unfocused, and barely able to function.
I have so much more that want to get done today that just won’t happen because I don’t have the energy.
As a Power Girl I need a ton of energy and so do you!
A lot of people try to pack their day so full in order to get more work or fun in.
The problem with this is that when people try to pack more into their day they are going to have to limit something, and that something is usually SLEEP!
Diet, exercise, and SLEEP are all foundations of good health.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. All THREE factors are critical for good health, and a gorgeous healthy body!
Don’t believe me? Well listen to what the research says….
“Lack of sleep causes poor focus which will have a negative impact on work or school performance; fatigue or foggy head; weight gain and decreased ability to burn fat; and finally an increase of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Poor sleep will also weaken your immune system which will increase your chances of getting sick!”
Many of the above problems will only happen if you are chronically sleep deprived, which means that you don’t get enough sleep night after night after night.
The point is, if you want to be a Power Girl and BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE…GET ENOUGH SLEEP!!!!!
The amount of sleep a person needs varies from person to person; however, the average adult needs approximently 8 hours, while childern and teenagers need about 10-12.
So Power Girl, how do you know if you have had enough sleep?
Well basically if you are waking up feeling energized, refreshed and ready to tackle the world, the chances are that you are getting enough sleep.
Since the amount of sleep a person needs varies from person to person, if you are sleeping 8 hours every night and you are still feeling exhausted, maybe you should sleep an extra hour or two, to give your body what it needs.
Now don’t think that this is an excuse to sleep in Power Girl, because sleeping in is just as bad as not getting enough sleep.
By sleeping in you are decreasing your chances of getting everything done, because there are just not enough hours in the day.
Remember how I said that there was a problem with lack of sleep? Well there is also a problem with OVER sleeping.
Sleeping in can cause a disease called Parkinson’s (a degenerative nerve disease), which has been linked to too much sleep.
Sleeping more than 9-10 hours doubles your chances of getting Parkinson’s when you are older.
I don’t want to scare you, I just want you to be healthy when you are young and when you are older, so that you can live a long and healthy life.
I hope that you have a great sleep tonight and remember that 2 out of 3 IS bad, so why not get the sleep you need and start building a strong, gorgeous, Power Girl body, for life!
Night night 😉
Your friend and coach,