Yay! We get an extra hour of sleep right? Well, how many of your actually use the "extra hour" to sleep? Many of us don't! Instead you eat that time up with work, chores, or just on our cellphones, tablets, or laptops. The earlier loss of daylight and product of not using the "extra hour" for sleep results in extra tiredness at the end of the workday which can lead to skipping the regularly scheduled workout.
Here are some tips to help you stick to your regular workouts so you can stay fit as the holidays approach:
*Keep to a regular sleep schedule as much as possible. Try waking up about the same time every day, napping for 20-30 minutes or so when needed, and fighting off after-dinner drowsiness by being an active TV watcher (get on your Total Gym between commercials!).
*Also, stay away from big meals with rich, heavy foods, within two hours of bedtime. * When it gets dark earlier, don’t use it as an excuse to call it a day – stick your workout routine in the most convenient time slot. * Bedtime is for sleeping, not being kept awake by backlit screens on iPads, laptops and TVs. Use some deep breathing, meditation, visualization and muscle relaxation from head to toes to put you into the peaceful state needed for sleep. * Remember that nutrition can disrupt your metabolism, so stay smart in your eating choices.