- Set a sleep schedule(no matter what): get to bed at night and up in the morning at the same time. Warm baths, music, meditation may help you fall asleep faster
- Exercise: aerobic exercise can help you fall asleep more easily. Best not to do right before bed
- Make your bedroom conducive to sleep/peace and relaxation: Keep your bedroom dark and cool. Use ear plugs if noise bothers you and sleep mask if light is an issue.
- Limits naps during the day.
- Don’t toss and turn: if you can’t sleep after 20 minutes, get up. Do something soothing: read, listen to music, light a candle, warm tea, etc., until you’re tired.
Most of us enjoy indulging our sweet tooth now and then. Sugars are simple carbohydrates and go by many names: cane sugar, beet sugar, corn syrup, fructose, dextrose, sucrose or others. Sugar wreaks havoc with your health.
Doctors recommend that no more than 10-12 percent of your total caloric intake come from added sugars.
Watch out for artificial sweeteners they are real trouble and worst than sugar. They can cause headaches, dizziness, menstrual problems and show some evidence of contributing to bladder cancer. So bottom line, eat less processed foods and more whole foods!! Stay Tuned, in touch and healthy! 🙂
Valerie’s Monthly Share Tip: Drink Responsibly.
- Don’t drink from or use plastic water bottles. Invest in a stainless steel or glass water bottle. Plastic bottles can leach harmful chemicals into your bottle.
- Drink before, during and after exercise.
- Higher levels of water intake correspond to reduced rates of kidney and gall stones.
- Men require more water than women due to their higher fat-free mass and energy expenditure
- Age diminishes your ability to sense dehydration and ability to concentrate urine to save water.