Is Sleep Really that Important?

Happy Thursday friends!

What incredible start to October! We have loved beginning this month with you and are excited about our October challenge! Yes, you can do something active each day in October! Whole body health is what we strive to help you balance at TransFit and rest is one key that will help to unlock your total transformation ("rest...that that I can do"...I hope you are saying)!  Our TransFit yoga instructor, Melynda McCutcheon is sharing why sleep is vitally important for your body! 

At Transfit we talk about mind, body, and spirit a lot because we are passionate about your whole health body and well-being!  We want you to thrive in your daily lives.  In a world where we hear and see a great deal of value placed on the mom or career woman who can “do it all” while running on fumes, we sometimes get the impression that it is actually a good thing to sleep less and DO more.

Over one third of adults are getting less than the 7 hours of sleep minimum that we need to restore our bodies to health.  In addition to those who aren’t getting enough sleep, there are those of us who wake frequently during the night and who over estimate how much sleep we get as a result of that!  While we are sleeping our immune systems are revamping; our metabolisms are resetting; our muscles are healing and using the nutrients we consumed to create lean muscle mass; and our minds are resting and being restored.  Without ample sleep, we find ourselves feeling sluggish, less effective in our daily tasks, stalled out in our goals for our health and grumpy!  So, yes, wonderful ladies, 

our sleep is just as important as our nutrition and our workouts. 

We have a few simple tips to get you on the right track to a good night’s sleep.

At night…

  • Turn off the TV or your electronics at least 30-45 minutes before lights out
  • Read a devotional
  • Write in a gratitude journal
  • 10 minute yoga/stretching practice
  • Keep a consistent bed time that allows for 7-9 hours of sleep each night
  • Drink a cup of ward chamomile tea
  • Take an epsom salt bath

In the morning... 

  • Avoid the snooze button and get up and moving!
  • Open your curtains or turn on soft lighting to help you body wake more easily
  • Think of the breath you are breathing and be grateful for this new day

Take note of your sleeping patterns and allow yourself to rest more! Rest is so important for your body and truly benefits whole health. Finding our strength in God and honoring Him by resting is vital for your transformation. Through proper rest you will have the mental clarity to focus on your goals and strive for progress. Rest in God's strength and believe that His plan will work for your good! 

The Lord replied, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

Exodus 33:14

If you have any questions, please email us at transfitathens@gmail.com. To sign up for TransFit sessions, click HERE!  Rest well beautiful ladies, we believe in you! 


Team TransFit