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Sleep to stay young!

Sleep is a key component to the desired healthy lifestyle you have always dreamt about…EVERYTHING happens in your sleep! Reductions in the amount or quality of sleep has been associated with many disorders including: lack of energy, poor memory and performance,premature ageing and being overweight to name a few. Some people seem to neglect the importance of aiming to get 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Here I have broken sleep effects down into 4 categories: Muscles, Skin, Brain and Digestion to allow you to gain a better insight into the relationship sleep has with each and really make catching some zzz’s top of your priorities.

1. Muscles

Sleep is the prime time for your body to rest, restore, and reset. Your growth hormone only functions at night meaning it is prime time for your lean muscles to grow and in turn burn body fat whilst doing so.

2. Skin

During sleep your skins grows and sheds at a faster rate resulting in cellular renewal and noticeably glowing skin.

3. Brain

Sleep has been proven to improve memory and concentration levels meaning you are more alert and ready to tackle your day.

4. Digestion

Your parasympathetic nervous system is dominant at rest (sleep being the best form of rest of course) which favours blood flow through your entire bloodstream which enhances absorption of gut breakdown products. Parasympathetic activation also stimulates salivary gland secretion, gastric activity and peristalsis – all aiding in digestion efficiency.

SupaTips:

  1. Aim to get 6-8 hours of sleep per day
  2. Reductions in quality sleep can lead to a number of disorders
  3. Sleep has a positive relationship with your Muscles, Skin, Brain and Digestion.

Why not CLICK HERE to purchase either the 4 week, 8 week or 12 week SupaChick Fitness Programme available on the SupaChick shop, and introduce an innovative workout routine alongside adequate sleep and see for yourself how amazing you feel!

BE FIT. BE WELL. BE SUPA!

SupaChick x

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SUPACHICK GIRLS NIGHT OUT – PREPARE FOR THE RECOVERY!

Life is all about balance. You must work hard and live well, but you also must reward yourself with a girl’s night out with your girl friends. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, holiday, or just enjoying a night out with the ladies, your celebratory cocktails will leave your skin and body looking and feeling less than its best in the morning. Turn to these beauty recovery tips below to help your skin recover ASAP.

Before The Fun Begins

If you know you will be heading out tonight, eat Supa healthy during the day, and increase your hydration. This will help to balance out the dehydrating effects of overconsumption. Also, eat before or as you drink. However, the Extra Supa Tip is to continue drinking one tumbler glass of water for every drink you order. I know, this is tricky when doing shots! Even if it’s not an exact science, keep a glass or bottle of water nearby all night long. Greatist provides a few additional tips for hydrating while drinking.

When You Come Home

I know, the last thing you want to do after a night out is tend to your skin. However, this step is one of the most important steps after a night of overindulgence. Before you head to bed, wash your face, moisturize, and drink 2-3 tumbler glasses of water—or another hydrating beverage like natural coconut water. The good news is these tips only take a few minutes, and effectively help your body to begin the rehydration and repair process.

The Next Day

Aim to sleep in as much as possible, but between work and your Supa busy schedule, you may not be able to. Start the morning with a refreshing shower, and, at least, another 2-3 tumbler glasses of hydrating fluids. Eat something, even if it is light, so your body has the energy required to begin the repair process—and take an over-the-counter pain reliever if needed. If you see that your eyes are red, use an over-the-counter eye drop. If your eyes are puffy, ease puffiness with cold cucumber, a cold spoon, or a refrigerated eye mask.

SupaTips:

  1. Set up everything you need the night before.
  2. Take off your make up before you go to bed and avoid the temptation to overdo your makeup the next day. Even if it is to disguise your hangover, too much makeup will only make things worse.
  3. Have a cold shower in the morning and eat and drink something as soon as you can
  4. Last but not least, try to stick to the same family of alcohol all night; drink wine all night, drink cocktails made with the same liquor, or drink the same drink all night.

Why not CLICK HERE to purchase either the 4 week, 8 week or 12 week SupaChick Fitness Programmes available on the SupaChick shop, and let me help you brush off any unwanted weekend cobwebs and kickstart your new week!

BE FIT, BE WELL, BE SUPA!

SupaChick x