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Luckie’s Sleep Tip: Avoid Alcohol Before Sleep

BENEFITS

  • Promotes high quality sleep. Though alcohol may put you to sleep, it negatively affects sleep quality. As alcohol is metabolized, it wakes up the brain, causing sleep disruption.
  • Can assist in getting 7-8 hours of sleep. 7-8 hour of high quality sleep can assist with:
  1. Appetite control
  2. Energy improvement
  3. Stress reduction
  4. Production of growth hormone for calorie-burning muscle
  5. Optimal performance during exercise
  6. Maximum results for race or other competitive sporting event

HOW TO DO: Avoid nightcaps because your body needs time to process the alcohol. If you must drink alcohol, do so several hours before sleep.

SWEET DREAMS!

Luckie’s Exercise Tip: Bicycle Crunch

BENEFITS

  • Tones abs and obliques (muscles along sides of torso)

HOW TO DO:

1. Lay on your back with the sole of right foot on the floor and left leg extended mid-air.

bicycle crunch 1

2. Place hands at the sides of head. Raise head and shoulders off floor and contract abs.  This is the starting position.

Bicycle crunch 2

 

Luckie’s Quick Tips: Avoid This Before Going To Bed  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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