“We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.”
Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.
More on sleep here.
Get that rest, folks! Science says so.
An apple a day really could keep the doctor away, according to a new study from Oxford University. Researchers compared past studies on the health benefits of fruit consumption against results from people who took statins, a class of drug used to lower cholesterol. This analysis found that eating an apple a day provided almost the same level of protection against stroke and heart disease as statins did — but without side effects such as diabetes and muscle disease. Apples are high in fiber, which can slow the build-up of plaque in arteries; and rich in antioxidants and flavanoids, which give the immune system a boost. While you shouldn’t replace prescribed medicine with apples, this study highlights the fruit’s role in a healthy diet. Read more here: http://bit.ly/IZ3G0S
I’m doing pretty good with my fitbit. SInce I got it a week ago I have walked 50 miles….