I’ve been writing for FitKit for a few months now and I’ve been loving it. Mostly because it challenges me to get in the kitchen each month and create new healthy recipes. Some may find that stressful, I find it fun!
In case you’ve missed it, here’s the recipes I’ve created or adapted for FitKit for the last few months:
- Lemon Blueberry Protein Pancake
- Healthy Tempeh Tacos
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
- Easy Crockpot Cranberry Sauce
Anyway, FitKit sent out a great infographic the other week on the importance of sleep. While I’ve seen a few other bloggers share it, sleep really is super important so I wanted to make sure I did my part by sharing it with you all today.
I’ve had my fair share of sleep deprived nights (or weeks) and I can honestly say there’s a major difference in my health and over-all well-being when I haven’t had enough sleep. And after not sleeping very well Wednesday night, Thursday was a looooong day.
Moral of the story? Get your sleep!
When was the last time you didn’t sleep very well?
Have you noticed a difference in your health when you’re sleep deprived?
Oh how I love me some sleep… after I’ve woken. Going to sleep on the other hand has always been a rather difficult task for me. Like a little kid, I never look forward to sleeping and often procrastinate beyond what my body tells me. Ironically, I always feel better when I go to bed early. Just another example of how long term benefits should outweigh short term reward but how difficult in practice that has been for me.
I love this!! I can tell a huge difference when I don’t sleep!! I am lethargic, cranky, and I don’t recover from exercise well at all.
The older I get, the more I recognize the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. I don’t know how I used to do so many late nights, and get up early the next morning to teach all day. It was never a good idea–but now I don’t even WANT to be up so late. Both if it’s going to compromise how much sleep I get that night, and just in general. I’ve learned to accept that I’m just not a “late night person”, and getting my sleep makes me feel so freshed, recovered and ready for a new day.