If you’re like me, there’s the hustle and bustle of life, training, work, family, volunteering, etc. But that doesn’t mean our bodies should lack the rest it needs.
Our rest is imperative when it comes to training, but our body produces and distributes Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to repair our bodies while we sleep. HGH is a protein-based peptide hormone that stimulates growth in our cell reproduction and regeneration, believe it or not, Sleep is the best natural steroid you will benefit from, if you take the appropriate amount of rest/sleep your body needs. The extra ZZZ’s also helps with memory, creativity and other benefits.
Do you know the 7 best doctors in the world? Allow me to introduce them to you:
Exercise (training of your choice)
The right food choices
Friends (running buddies)..
When Mr. Sandman comes, how much sleep do we really need? Below is a chart from the National Sleep Foundation which breaks down the recommended sleep duration for ages, from newborns to adults over 65. And if you’re an athlete, guess what? Sleep will help you with less fatigue and more stamina for your athletic performance.