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Ahhh, Sleep

I hate setting aside 8 hours to sleep as much as anyone. If you need some inspiration, consider these benefits of getting 7-8 hours of sleep instead of 6. I’m adding this as a note to myself… Don’t skim on sleep! It’s not a waste of time!

  • Unclogs your arteries
  • Clears out brain clutter
  • Improves brain performance

πŸ‘‰ Why Lack of Sleep is So Bad For You

I remember reading that good sleep habits also help maintain a better body weight. I believe that; I know I get the munchies pretty bad when I’m tired. πŸ˜ͺ


Follow up… An article on staying up late being tied to health issues including cancer and depression. 😡

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Walking: Crazy Good For You

This article digs into studies on the health benefits walking and other moderate exercise.

( Totally anecdotal, but my gramdmother-in-law lived past 100 years old, and she walked every day.)

πŸ‘‰ The Case for Walking

Most interesting takeaways:

  • People who describe themselves as “brisk walkers” tend to live 15-20 years longer than slow walkers.
  • Moderate exercise improves brain power. It takes 10-20 years off of your mental age.
  • 10,000 steps a day is not a magic number. Actually, it looks like 7,500 is ideal. But even less is still significantly helpful.
  • Excessive exercise can be “damaging for the heart and course long term damage”

β€œThe people who exercised were testing as if they were about 10 years younger at age 40 and about 20 years younger at age 60,”

Even though this article at first seems the opposite of a recent one on sprinting, I think they’re both related. They both basically say to do a moderate amount of exercise for a short amount of time to get maximum physical and mental benefits.

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β€œRun like you’re 5-years-old”

I really love this article on sprinting vs. jogging for exercise.

πŸ‘‰ This Is How to Grow Strong by Sprinting

This guy literally kicks a ball as far as he can, then he chases after it as fast as he can. He does this for 7 minutes every other day. That’s his workout. 🀩

This workout is as effective or more so than jogging 40 minutes every day.

And it’s fun. It’s all about youthful chasing. He does this workout in parks across the world as he travels. No special clothes or workout gear are needed. Just a ball and basically whatever you’re wearing.

I felt I had flicked a switch. I discovered that I was more aware of my bodyβ€Šβ€”β€Šaligned with it. I carried my body with deeper confidence. For me, I am never looking for a beach-bod. I simply want to be strong, free from disease. It was amazing. In just a few minutes, my mind was signaling meβ€Šβ€”β€Šyou’re stronger.

I’ve been into interval training, but this article is convincing me to drop the stopwatch for a soccer ball.

Me sprinting 😊