When people start to think about getting healthy and in shape, proper sleep doesn’t come straight to mind. It should!
Not getting enough sleep (6.5-7-8 hours) can have negative effects on your mind and body. It can even make you sick and put you at a higher risk of certain illnesses.
Here’s all the things that can happen to you without the proper amount of sleep:
Make bad eating choices
Weight gain & obesity rates go up
Higher risk of catching a cold
Risk of stroke increases
Risk of some cancers increases
Diabetes risk goes up
Heart disease risk increases
Sperm count decreases
Higher levels of anxiety
Higher levels of depression
Risk of having high blood pressure
Lose sex drive
Some of these effects can start to happen after just one night of little sleep.
Proper sleep should definitely be a part of your health and fitness plan. Get your sleep schedule in order before you even step into a gym. It’s THAT important.