Make Time for Sleep

Make Time for Sleep

In the first article of a series, we look a bit deeper into the M.A.R.T.I.A.L. System, and why it is important to Make Time for Sleep

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Despite being a Personal and Group Training outfit, our main emphasis is not solely Exercise. Exercise causes stress responses in the body, and loading these on top of someone who might be at breaking point from work demands, domestic issues, unhealthy diet, hormone imbalance, and lack of sleep, just causes additional stress. We want to empower and educate our clients through the M.A.R.T.I.A.L. System to develop positive habits around sleep, food, hydration, gut health and activity so that long term results are achieved. It is crucial to form a foundation so that the stress of exercise and activity results in positive adaptations in our mental and physical well-being.

Credit to TED Ed Lessons Series

“Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
— Benjamin Franklin, 1758 (in Poor Richard’s Almanac)

A third our life is spent sleeping. How much sleep a person needs changes as one ages. A new mother needs seven hours per night, but her newborn baby needs 12-18 hours per night. In general, the older you get, the less you need. This can give us an idea of it is so important during childhood for both growth and brain development. Without proper sleep, we derail our biological defense from heart attacks, strokes, obesity, diabetes, mood disorders and chronic bodily aches.

The hippocampus plays an important role in helping us to remember. Research shows that during sleep our brain’s structure is being altered and new synapses are formed. Scientists have proven that we are waking each morning with a different brain, cleansed of toxins and full of new connections from the previous day’s learning.

Find out more about the M.A.R.T.I.A.L. System here

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