Again, this is something that is well proven to signifgicantrly enhance our physical, mental and emotional health, and our healthy longevity.
Exercise and being active supports a healthy brain, as we are, in part when exercising, increasing the flow of oxygen rich blood to our brains. We are also supporting the development of new brain cells and increasing and strengthening the connections between brain cells.
In addition, exercise is well proven to improve cardio-vascular health and the balance of blood sugar levels, which, in turn, support brain health.
Close your eyes, breathe slowly, bring your attention to your mouth, bring a little smile to your face (even if you don’t feel like you have something to smile about), allow a softness to enter your body and move through it, continue to smile.
This simple exercise helps eliminate tension and create a sense of calm.
During this challenging period of Covid, many people are facing new regimes in their personal and work lives and some of this can have an impact on sleep, both quality and quantity. So, what are the best times for us to sleep that can help us physically, mentally and emotionally?
Clearly there is not one time or regime that fits all. As general rules of thumb: • Aim to be asleep a few hours after dark and wake up within the first hours of sunlight in the morning, where possible/appropriate • Obviously, in the winter months, we are not all going to be in bed and asleep by 7pm and waking late in the mornings, so, as with everything, balance is the key
As a general guideline, aim to be heading for sleep between 8pm to midnight at the latest and between 7-9 hours of sleep.