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WELCOME TO WEEK 2 OF THE 6 WEEK NCFIT SUMMER RESET SERIES!

Health is so much more than just fitness. Join us these last few weeks of summer and give your body the thank you it deserves. We will help you to learn and develop the habits to keep the positive momentum going all the way through the end of the year. The goal is to build sustainable CONSISTENCY, not PERFECTION! We will go over 6 healthy habits and help you adopt each one.

LET’S KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING WITH… SOME SLEEP!

Our body does so much for us each and every day. From moving when we workout, to digesting the food we eat, and all the way down to each and every process that needs to happen on a cellular level - the human body is a fascinating machine, capable of so much.

So what is the single most important thing we can prioritize to keep our machine recovered? How do we allow our body to rest so that it can function at the level we need it to? The answer is always simple. It is in the execution that most people slip. Let’s break it down!

Sleep Quantity

The goal is to get 6-9 hours of sleep a night. This does not just mean 6-9 hours in bed. There is a difference. So if you get into bed at 10pm and get out of bed at 6am, that gives you 8 hours! Right in the sweet spot for our goal!

Sleep Quality

But hang on. Did you spend 1 hour scrolling through social media? Did you watch a few episodes of "The Office" until you fell asleep? Did you wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom?

Goals

The goal is 6-9 hours of quality, restful, and uninterrupted sleep (easier said than done). This will require a good, consistent bedtime routine. Let's dive in!

Tips and Tricks

1. Total Darkness

Light sends signals to your brain that you should be AWAKE! Blue light from your phone, light from outside peaking through the blinds, even the blinking light from electronics in your room-these all make it harder to reach deep, restful sleep, Get your room as dark as possible and plug your devices to charge in another room. An eye cover works too!

2. Early Dinner

Early dinner for the WIN! If your body is busy digesting your dinner, it will be harder to down regulate and get a deep sleep. Aim to wrap up dinner an hour or two before bedtime. The earlier the better!

3. Skip the Afternoon Coffee

I know, I know. Hear us out though! It takes 10-12 hours for caffeine to be completely processed and out of your system. That means that your 2pm cup of coffee is still doing its thing well into the night! This can be a tough one for some people but the earlier you can have your last cup of joe, the better.

Have a fantastic and restful week! Don't forget to share your progress on social using the hashtag #LIVEBETTER for your chance at YETI prizes!

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