Stats & Facts about Sleep [Infographic]

How can Sleep improve your Health?

Healthy living has never been as popular as it is today. More and more people are trying to lead balanced lives by taking care of their environment, working-out regularly, and eating well. However, there is one thing they mustn’t neglect – sleep.

Quality sleep time is just as important to health and well-being as food and exercise. But, what if you are one of the 50% of the population that is not getting enough rest and is experiencing daytime sleepiness? In that case, naps are the answer.

Although many people identify napping with laziness, short naps can actually be quite beneficial. In addition to curing drowsiness, they can also make you healthier. Research shows that a quick siesta during the day can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure or stroke.

Taking a nap for 10 to 12 minutes once or twice a week improves your cognitive abilities and mood. It basically gives your body a boost and leaves you feeling refreshed and alert.

For more information on this topic, the team over at DisturbMeNot have you covered. They’ve published a well-researched infographic that details all of the information and a lot more.

If this piqued your interest, then go ahead and read on.

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Yoga you can do at your Desk to Reduce Stress [Visual]

If your job involves any desk time, you can likely relate to the slumping posture, back pain, leg stiffness and brain fog that often accompany prolonged sitting at your desk. You can easily integrate yoga into your workday in subtle ways that won’t freak out your coworkers (and you don’t need to have pretzel-like flexibility to realize these exercises).

Here are 5 techniques most anyone can do right at their desk:

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Ways to get a Free Workout [Visual]

Are you one of those people that wish they had more time during the day to accomplish everything you wanted? Finding extra time to complete everything throughout the day can be a struggle, especially if you would like to workout as well. Some people manage to fit in a daily workout but not everyone has that luxury. Not only is finding the time to work out a hassle, but also the expenses can prove to be a hurdle too. Believe it or not, every year people spend nearly $700 just to stay fit, but there are some people that simply can’t afford to spare that much money ultimately forcing them to look for alternative ways to stay fit.

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Post-Workout Recovery for Muscle Growth [Visual]

It’s true that lifting weights – especially heavy weights – helps you grow muscles, but there are other things you can do as part of your post-workout recovery to increase your muscle growth.

Growing muscles isn’t just about how hard you work in the gym, but what you do for recovery in the hours, days, and months post-workout. Next time you hit the gym hard, think about how you can get the most out of your workout by taking care of your body afterwards.

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10 ways Sleep can extend your Life [Infographic]

Naturally Extending your Life with Sleep

Sleep is a fundamental building block to our existence, yet so many of us neglect it. Bestow is here with a visual that details why you need sleep, and how to get it.

Everybody knows they need to sleep. It keeps us feeling great, gives us the energy we need to tackle the day, and it simply feels great. Despite this, one in three adults still aren’t getting enough sleep.

Even worse, failure to get enough sleep can result in an increased risk in numerous chronic illnesses. With our lives ever busier, sleep seems like it’s only getting rarer and rarer. First, let’s take a look at why sleep is so important.

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