The Power of Sleep
Today we talked to Shawn Stevenson, author of the Amazon best-selling book Sleep Smarter, to find out why sleep is SO important to your health.
Chances are, you’ve been doing sleep all wrong…
If you’ve been waking up tired and you don’t know why, or you’ve tried but failed to curb your TV habits before bedtime, you’re definitely going to want to check out this episode!
Sleep-Time Fun Facts!
-An Appalachian University study showed folks who work out in the morning get up to 70% more time in the deep, rejuvenating stages of sleep.
-On the flip side, night-time iPad users were shown to decrease their deep sleep by up to two hours!
-If you’re eating before bed, Sean says it’s important to choose fattier foods that won’t spike your blood sugar levels.
-It’s also important to create healthy night time rituals, like visualizing what you’ll be doing tomorrow, rather than watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
-The goal is to regulate hormones like cortisol, which is helpful for working out, and melatonin, which is helpful for sleep. Too much of one or the other at different times of the day can negatively impact your health.
Healing Yourself With Nutrition
Shawn also told us how he was able to heal himself after a traumatic hip injury by embracing a new outlook on nutrition. “Your body requires raw materials to rebuild you,” he explained. “For me that meant eating whole foods.”
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About Shawn Stevenson
Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast on iTunes with millions of listener downloads each year.
A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide.
Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men’s Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other major media outlets. He is also a frequent keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. To learn more about Shawn visit TheModelHealthShow.com
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Thanks for listening/reading Episode 21 – Talkin’ Sleep and Nutrition with Shawn Stevenson! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.