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8 Stretches For Your Best Night's Sleep - Infographic

8 Stretches For Your Best Night’s Sleep

Taking care of you body tends to be something that we only do when we notice something is wrong. You eat better when you aren’t feeling well, and you exercise more when you notice your favorite jeans no longer fit. But one of the most important parts of maintaining your health is what you do consistently each day. Choosing the stairs over the elevator, and fruit instead of cake. The little things add up.

That’s why such a simple thing as daily stretching can have a huge impact on your overall health. Tightness in muscles and ligaments can create weaknesses or imbalances that can predispose you to injury. Even if you aren’t regularly working out, you likely spend hours every day in one position, either at a desk, in a car, or otherwise seated. Over time aches and pains from sitting at a desk can accumulate, and become more difficult to deal with.
Thankfully, stretching is easy to do for people of all abilities. Whatever your level of flexibility, stretching can improve your mood and loosen tight muscles. For a great place to start with stretching, check out this great animated visual by Sleep Advisor.

The Secret to Better Sleep

This infographic is a nice followup to the previous infographic we posted on the health problems that can result from not getting enough sleep.

On this image you’ll find outlined some of the negative effects of poor sleep and what can lead to poor sleep. It also offers suggestions to how you can get a better sleep. Some good napping information is also illustrated. Read this over and do yourself a favor by taking a nap. It’ll do you good.

 

The Secret To Better Sleep

Via visual.ly.

 

The Secret to Better Sleep

Sleep Or Die

This short infographic illustrates to potential dangers and long lasting effects of not getting enough sleep. Lack of sleep affects both body and mind. Interesting key points:

  • lack of sleep makes you crave salty, fatty foods
  • lack of sleep can make you drive like a drunk
  • lack of sleep makes you more likely to get diabetes, have a heart attack, or increase risk of death
Click the image for a larger version.

 

Sleep-or-Die