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A latest study suggests that if you regularly get less than 6 hours of sleep a day in the course of your week, you could be giving your body a real kicking! There is a clear link between lack of sleep and things like poor brain function, obesity, heart disease and headaches. There were also effects on inflammation and the immune system that can lead to other health problems such as diabetes. In fact not getting enough sleep alters hundreds of genes, fundamentally changing the chemistry of the human body.
Sleeping enough hours a day is critical to rebuilding and repairing the body, and if we don’t give the body long enough to do just that, then it can lead to degenerative diseases. So, try to get a few early nights per week, so that you and your cells can enjoy a well earned lovely lie in!
Scientists have found that a lack of sleep disrupts the body’s pain signalling system, which lowers your pain tolerance threshold. They also found that this snooze time deprivation causes inflammation through the body. So do yourself a favour and give your body the hours it needs. It will help keep you motivated and feeling less pain through your workouts.
New learning affects our well being positively by making us feel we have achieved something and boosting confidence. Do it by joining a club, learning a new language, or taking up a new sport. Do it with friends, or do it to meet new ones. There are so many things to be discovered, with something to suit everyone. You never know what you might end up loving.