3 WAYS TO TONE UP WITHOUT MORE WORKOUTS
A lean & light diet with regular exercise works but cleaning up your sleeping habits can help you achieve your weight loss goals faster & easier? It’s really simple, get enough sleep every night and that’ll boost testosterone levels which builds muscle & burns calories. A lack of sleep on the other hand will encourage the production of cortisol causing the body to breakdown muscle & crave food, bad news for weight loss.
DITCH LATE NIGHTS
The majority of the “muscle building calorie burning” hormone, testosterone is released during the first 3 hours of your normal sleeping pattern. Late nights will mean missing that window, regardless of whether you’re getting your full 8 hours by sleeping in late. You need to get your sleeping pattern sorted & stick to it, for example bed at 10:30 every night and up at 5:30 or 6:30, you can thank us later.
WIND DOWN TIME
Cramming in everything to get as much done before bed may seem like a great way to get jobs done but your sleep will suffer & so will your figure. An hour before bed you should have a bath & read a book to wind down & get your body ready for sleep. You’ll be physically & mentally stronger the next day making you more efficient & focused. A lack of sleep also encourages your body to produce the hunger hormone causing you to crave food throughout the day, bad news for your waistline.
BLACKOUT YOUR ROOM
Even just a little bit of light can dampen the release of the sleep hormone melatonin, you shouldn’t be able to see a thing. Try to clear our any electronics & computers, those little led lights can sabotage sleep. Oh and mobile phones should be face down if they need to be next to you. You’ll be creating your very own Paleolithic cave, promoting restful & restorative sleep each night.