Are you tired of trying every diet plan out there, but still, your waistline does not cooperate? Following a strict diet plan is not enough to achieve your body goal if your sleeping habit is not right.
Achieving your body goal is not just about your diet plans or hitting the gym regularly. The secret as well to achieve a slimmer waistline is having enough quality sleep. Why sleep? Well, sleeping helps our body perform the process of turning the food that we eat into energy. And, as we all know, having a good sleep is vital for us to perform tasks.
What Are the Things To Avoid To Have A Good Quality Sleep?
Avoid Using Gadgets Before Going to Sleep
Some of us have this habit of using their phones, tablets, or laptops before sleeping. If you are doing this, you should not. The blue light from the screen of your phone can affect the hormone that can help you sleep. This hormone called melatonin produced by your pineal gland. When your eyes are exposed to light from these gadgets, the pineal gland will not produce melatonin to make you fall asleep. This gland only produces the said hormone when you are not exposed to natural light.
Don't Hit the Bed Without Eating Anything
Skipping your meals in the evening before sleeping is not a good idea. Even if you are on a diet, it is still better to get enough nutrients before submitting yourself under the sheet. It is because your hunger pains and stomach rumbling will not let you calm and relax your body. Instead, it will bother you throughout the night and will have a hard time sleeping. Eating right and sleeping tight is the best combination to be healthy and fit.
Avoid Slacking on Your Couch and Watching TV All-day
Sometimes we need to take a break by watching our favorite movies. But, it is not a good idea to slack all day without receiving sunlight outside. According to studies, going outside in the morning to absorb the vitamins from the sun can help you have a good night's sleep. One good way to do this is by jogging in the morning.
Avoid Sleeping Without Dealing with Your Stress First
When you're stressed out, your thoughts are continuously racing. If you did not address it before going to sleep, it would keep you awake all night. Experts say that your body produced a hormone called cortisol that fights your stress. However, if you did not healthily use these hormones, it will remain in your body and ruin your sleep. Cortisol is the hormone produced by our body to keep us active. When we are stressed out, some of these hormones are released to deal with the cause of stress.
A healthy way of dealing with your stress is by relaxing your mind through meditation or writing your worries in a journal. Meditating and writing your problems can calm your mind and have a good night's sleep.
So, the formula for a healthy and fit lifestyle is a healthy diet, enough quality sleep, and more quality sleep.