The post weight-ins for the New Year New You challenge will take place in the Fitness Center at High Point Regional on these days and times:
Monday through Friday – 7 AM to 7 PM
Saturday – 8 AM to 2 PM, Sunday – noon to 4 PM
Please make every effort to come back in and weigh-in!!
Gallup came out with their 2013 Well-Being Index last week and the state of North Carolina fell 5 spots from 30 to 35. That ranks us in the bottom third in the U.S.! That’s not good.
- Get drowsy after heavy meals or when driving
- Need to nap to get through the day
- Fall asleep while watching TV or relaxing in the evening
- Feel the need to sleep in on weekends
- Fall asleep within five minutes of going to bed
Chronic sleep loss can have an impact on your health. The Harvard Women’s Health Watch suggests six reasons to get enough sleep:
- Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later.
- Metabolism and weight: Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.
- Safety: Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime. These lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.
- Mood: Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.
- Cardiovascular health: Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.
- Disease: Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells. Keeping up with sleep may also help fight cancer.
In 1965, the average woman:- spent 25.7 hours a week cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry; and- spent 8 hours sitting and watching TVin 2010, the average woman:- spent 13.3 hours a week cleaning, cooking, and doing laundry; andspent 16.5 hours sitting and watching TV or their computers