Does it take a long time to fall asleep at night? Do you wake up every morning and feel as if you have no energy? Don’t worry! At Wings for Life we want you to feel happy and energized, so we’ve decided to ask an expert for some top tips to feel refreshed and ready to go. German athlete, fitness coach and Doctor in Medicine Marie-Luise Klietz https://www.fitmedmary.de/, has helped with five easy suggestions. Try them today and you’ll soon feel the benefits!
A correct diet is essential: having the right meal at least an hour before going to bed will help you sleep and recharge your body. It shouldn’t be too heavy, as you’ll have trouble digesting, or too light, as you’ll feel hungry. Klietz recommends a reasonably sized meal, high in protein and saturated fatty acids, such as vegetables with chicken or fish. A warm cup of chamomile or peppermint tea is also a great idea!
Do you check social media when you’re in bed? You should definitely stop this habit! Electronic devices provoke excitement and don’t help having a good sleep. It’s much better to leave all gadgets on the table at least an hour before going to bed. A good book is a great way to get a good sleep!
As soon as we switch off the lights, our brain does exactly the opposite: it turns on and starts thinking about anything and everything. How many times have you remembered something just after getting into bed, which leads to a long time of reflection before being able to rest?
We know it’s not easy to shut off your brain, but we can give you a little trick. To calm your mind, take a few slow, deep breaths. Let your muscles relax and focus on your breathing: feel the air going in and out. If a disturbing thought appears, don’t think about it, just return to the breathing routine until you get to sleep. Practice this every night and you’ll quickly notice the results!
We know, right? This seems awkward and uncomfortable but don’t be fooled, heavy blankets mimic an intense hug, which makes you feel protected, eager to forget all your worries and ready to sleep like a baby!
Okay, this is not something you do before going to bed, but it will definitely help you get a better sleep! A good adrenalin rush in the morning allows you to start the day actively. Why not set yourself a daily run with the Wings for Life World Run App (iPhone & Android)? We know it might be hard at first, but you’ll get used to it very quickly —and it will definitely help you regularize your sleep!
Did you like our ideas? Do you have any good tricks yourself? Always remember, though, the best way towards happiness is to follow Klietz’s main motto: “positive vibes only”!