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You can't wake up and Have Some Fun Today when you've had a bad night's sleep. Experts agree the ideal amount of sleep is 7-9 hours each night and we all know how bad it feels when we don't get enough rest. Clinical research shows we are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression when we are not logging enough Zzzzzs, so it just makes sense that it feels better when we're rested. Good sleep, good vibes. Good vibes, good day. That's how you HSFT.
A recent study in dermatology found that people who are good sleepers and generally get their 7-9 each night had a better reaction recovering from ultraviolet light exposure on their skin. They also showed fewer signs of aging. That's why they call it beauty sleep! Drink plenty of water and get your sleep and you'll keep that youthful glow to your skin.
When we sleep, so much is happening internally. It is a "re-set and recalibration" for our body. We create a molecule that strengthens our immune system while we are asleep. Our blood pressure and cholesterol lowers. Cellularly and muscularly, our bodies are rebuilding and getting charged up for the day ahead. Sleep is also the way our body regulates and controls our appetite. When our sleep patterns are off and irregular, it can mean weight gain and other health issues. One study of 500 participants that was conducted over 13 years found people who frequently slept less than seven hours a night were 7.5 times more likely to be overweight! It really reeks havoc with our natural systems when we don't get the shut eye our bodies truly need.
Getting a enough sleep is actually crucial for our sex drive. Both men and women create testosterone when they sleep, and when you're not getting enough rest, it lowers libido. So if you wanna get jiggy with it, make sure you've got a date with your pillow (our HSFT pillow is perfect!) for at least 7 hours every night.
Skip the to-go coffee and granola bar you've been calling breakfast and think about what you put into your body first thing every morning. Breakfast is literally what the word says it is, -a breaking of the fast. You've just given your body and digestion 6-8 hours of rest and what you put in it to start your day is EVERYTHING. It can change how you feel, how you look and your overall health. At HSFT, our morning smoothie fills us up, nourishes us inside and out, and leave us ready to HAVE SOME FUN TODAY!
It's no secret that beauty and health go hand-in-hand. Giving our bodies the right foods can be a game changer. And if you're gonna HFST, then you've gotta polish your shine!
We change up our smoothies from day-to-day, depending on what's on hand. Right about now, our summer harvest is giving us plenty of fresh fruits and veggies galore, so it couldn't be easier. We power-pack our smoothies by adding different supplements and protein power. Today's supplement powder, Mucuna Pruriens is a legume called the Velvet Bean. It's an amino acid thought to help create dopamine in the brain, to encourage dynamic brain function, increase sounder sleep, and be a mood lifter. It's nature's "upper". (Please check with your practioner before taking any supplement.) Protein helps offset the natural carbs of the fruit, increases your metabolism and help feed your muscles, bones and blood.
Grab your blender, some fresh fruits and veggies and get your glow on from the inside out. Here's to your health!