Many people today don’t understand the importance of sleep. Years ago, many people did not understand the importance of sleep and recuperation. There was a saying, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Today, this does not hold true.  Adequate sleep can benefit a healthy mind, heart, weight, and much more. As a personal fitness trainer, I recommend to my clients that they get between six to eight hours of sleep per night.

Sleep is very important for the mind. When we sleep, we recharge our nervous system and brain. This helps us have better memory and cognitive function. Another important benefit of sleep is a healthy weight. During times of sleep, our rest recharges our bodies, and that helps with maintenance and taking control of body weight. Another important factor is our heart! As we sleep, there are many body processes that help the heart stay healthy and functioning properly.

In a study in 2010, women aged 50 to 79 were studied. The results showed that more deaths occurred when women got less than five hours sleep than women who got more than 6 1/2 hours of sleep.

As a personal fitness trainer who works with at home clients in Boca Raton, Florida, I’m always advising my clients to get the proper sleep they need. Because my clients are involved in a fitness program, They need a little extra sleep for proper recovery and recuperation. For my clients who are involved in a rehabilitation program, the same goes for them to ensure that they heal properly.

Michael Metchikian; CPT, CNS, CES

Michael works with his clients at home, in their apartment complexes or the gyms of their choice. He specializes in many different modalities of fitness, including strength training, balance and stability, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, yoga and Pilates-based moves and pain-free rehabilitation. He works in the Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton area. For your own fitness program, be sure to contact him today!