We are bombarded with ways to improve ourselves: do more cardio, eat more vegetables, eat only “healthy” fats, try high intensity interval training, eat whole foods or plant-based foods or both. And the list goes on and on. But whether you are a vegan yogi, or a grass-fed-beef cross-fit junkie, there’s one rule that applies to almost all of us:
get more sleep
The world is a demanding place — and we tend to push ourselves to meet those demands, even if it means getting up an hour earlier, multi-tasking throughout the day, working through lunch, and answering emails late at night. Whether you realize it or not, all of the above are missed opportunities to restore ourselves by sleeping, resting, focusing and playing.
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