3 Lifestyle Changes That Improve Sleep

Sleep has a great impact on our health and well-being. A good night’s sleep means we give time to our body and mind repair and recover from the day’s activities. Although each person’s sleeping needs are individual, the average recommended amount of sleep is 9h for working adults. To make sure you stay asleep throughout this time, it’s good to rethink your lifestyle habits and change what you can. Eliminating caffeine after 2PM, avoiding alcohol, and exercising more are some of the lifestyle factors that impact sleep and which are under your control.

What is Food Addiction?

Although I respect my colleagues and other professionals who don’t agree that the term food addiction can or should be applied to binge eating, my professional and personal opinion is that dealing with binge eating from an addiction standpoint can be empowering and fruitful. Letting people know that their behavior is likely a disguised attempt to obtain psychological and physical relief from tension accumulated can be life-changing in the way we move through behavioral change stages. Learning how sugared and processed foods can trigger our brain’s reward system also allows us to look at food and its nutritional value from a different stance. It’s much easier to stop binge eating when we know why we do it and why we tend to lose control over high-calorie foods such as chocolate, processed cheeses, and candy.

How Can Daily Stretching Benefit Your Health & Well-being?

Stretching is great for both the mind and the body. It provides us a way to reduce overall pain and increase our fitness. Although it requires time and patience on our part, it pays off to have a regular, if not daily, stretching routine. Once you start incorporating it into your well-being routine, you will feel lighter and more flexible. I have experienced this by performing the stretching exercises suggested in the YouTube video I shared above. I hope you give it a try and let me know about your results.