When you hear someone talk about living a “healthy lifestyle,” you typically think of eating a well-balanced diet rich in lean protein, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats alongside a steady dose of exercise.
And, while diet and exercise are two fundamental pillars of living the fit life, they’re not the only two things you need.
You also need to limit/reduce stress in your day-to-day life, but most importantly, you need to sleep.
Sleep is perhaps the single most overlooked aspect of health, yet it’s the one that has the most impact. Sleep isn’t only needed for the very young and the very old; it’s a requirement of every person of every age.
Sleep deprivation impacts not only energy and alertness, but also cognitive function, memory, recovery from exercise, and performance. And, if you’re looking to build muscle or lose fat — and let’s be honest who doesn’t want to do those two things — sleep is paramount as skipping on sleep reduces muscle growth and promotes fat storage!
Suffice it to say that the old saying, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” needs to be removed from our vernacular.
Despite knowing the importance of sleep, you still might struggle to doze off at night from a combination of an overactive mind, stress, and exposure to blue light.
To help you drift off to sleep, support your health, longevity, and fitness goals, SteelFit® has developed Steel Dreams™.