Friday:  Happy end of week 2!

How did you do this week?

Let’s take some time to reflect on our successes and any challenges we experienced. Implementing a new way of eating takes time, energy, and commitment, so congrats on what you were able to accomplish, no matter how big or small.

Lifestyle Bonus

This week we’re focusing on improving our sleep hygiene.

We spend almost 1/3 of our lives sleeping but sleep it’s often something that gets thrown by the wayside, especially when we are busy or stressed. But that’s when our body’s need it the most. Many important biological processes happen during sleep like storing new information in our brain and flushing out toxins, repairing cells, and many other restorative processes.

So maybe unsurprisingly, poor sleep is associated with the development of:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Weight fluctuations/metabolic issues
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Cognitive impairment and decline

Hopefully this reiterates the critical importance of good quality sleep in overall health.

If you’re participating in the lifestyle bonus this week, we challenge you to:

  • Reflect on your current sleep: How many hours do you usually sleep? What's your sleep environment like? Do you wake up feeling rested?
  • Try to implement 2-3 habits (like those listed in the graphic below) that promote good sleep hygiene.
Rainbow Challenge Sleep Tips