How Sleep Impacts Fitness
We’ve all heard that healthy fitness routines will lead to better sleep.
But what if we looked at it the other way around? How can sleep affect fitness? It’s an important relationship that bears investment and investigation. Because after all, it’s hard to be motivated to simply move let alone have those life-changing, perspective-shifting workouts without great sleep.
Why do we workout?
It’s not for the mirror pics. We push our bodies to attain something tangible — better overall health, stronger muscles, a sound mentality and mood, increased energy — the list goes on.
But without sound sleep, it’s harder to reap the rewards of working out.
Something we preach about at beam is recovery. It’s an essential part of fitness. Without recovery, our bodies can’t experience the growth and goals we’ve worked so hard for. And guess what one of the best forms of recovery is? Yep. Sleep.
Here’s how sleep can help improve your fitness:
Overall, sleep gives your body (the one you just put through the squats and sprints) the time it needs to rest, conserve energy, and repair. So take the time to invest in a healthy night time routine and set tomorrow’ workout up for success.
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