Repair -Recover -Sleep & You -Jeremy Scott
Eating right is important, being active is important, training your ass off is important, but so is rest & recovery.
Often times in the world of being a “bad ass” we overlook the importance of things like stretching, soft tissue work: foam rolling, mobility and other corrective work that is vital to not only our physical appearance but overall health and wellbeing.
With that being said, I feel stress and lack of sleep are a major issue for a majority of the population. In today’s fast paced world of working 50 plus hours a week, social obligations and travel resting & sleep are often an after thought.
Now I am probably not the greatest example for “rest and sleep” as I am up at 4am daily and often stay awake until 11pm, however as I get older I am making a conscious effort to rest more often when possible. More importantly I am utilizing the sleep I do get to it’s full potential by taking one of my new favorite supplements from MRI called Rest & Recover CLICK.
I will say the quality of my sleep has improved, but the biggest thing I have noticed as even waking up at 4am I feel rested and ready to go. Often times with training, working, writing, traveling my body gets run down. Since incorporating MRI’s Rest & Repair into my nightly regimen I feel I always get quality rest even if it’s only for a short 5 hours.
The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.
Think about it for second how do you feel when you wake up?
Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. Proper rest and sleep is involved in healing and repair of your entire body inside and out.
Sleep deficiency – lack of sleep works the opposite way by increasing the risk of obesity.
“Sleep helps us maintain a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). When you don’t get enough sleep, your level of ghrelin goes up and your level of leptin goes down. This makes you feel hungrier than when you’re well-rested.”
Sleep also supports healthy growth and development. Deep sleep triggers the body to release the hormone that promotes normal growth in children and teens. This hormone also boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues in children, teens, and adults. Sleep also plays a role in puberty and fertility.
Your immune system relies on sleep to stay healthy. This system defends your body against foreign or harmful substances. Ongoing sleep deficiency can change the way in which your immune system responds. For example, if you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble fighting common infections.
Getting proper rest and sleep dictates a lot about the quality of your life…
Now that we can how vital sleep is to you and everything you do, maybe adding a little “Rest & Recovery” to your nightly routine is just what you need CLICK.
It’s made a huge impact on my overall health my hopes is it does the same for you.
Jeremy Scott -Author, Coach, Speaker
PROLAB/MRI Sponsored Athlete
Info Courtesy of Jeremy Scott Fitness & The National Hear, Lunge, & Blood Institute.