We all want to age well while not spending a fortune on anti-aging crèmes. No matter how many types of moisture cream and anti-aging remedies you buy, you might be missing the important and free remedies that can help us age beautifully such as exercise, good eating habits and…SLEEP! Sleep plays a major role in how well we age and how healthy we “look” (think about skin repair and rejuvenation). In fact, a good night’s sleep now appears to be every bit as important to good health as a nutritious diet and regular exercise.

When your regular sleep pattern is less than the recommended amount, it can compromise your immune system, causing symptoms like irritability and depression. We all have a bad night’s sleep from time to time. When you do, take extra care of yourself the next day. Instead of reaching for sugary or fatty snacks, focus on lean proteins, like fish, turkey or eggs that will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Then, take some time that evening to slow down and relax to ensure a better night’s sleep.

Research shows that people who exercise moderately or vigorously for at least 150 minutes a week (approximately 20 minutes a day) had better sleep quality than those who didn’t. Ready to stay on top of your exercise while benefiting from a great night of ZZZ’s? Every morning, pop in my Body Boomers Workout.  And, if you need some company along the way visit my Facebook page.

Make it happen,
Kathy Smith