Cut the cof­fee. Power down.

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

One of the se­crets be­hind ev­ery cham­pion’s suc­cess is a good night’s sleep. Sleep is hugely im­por­tant for our re­cov­ery, both phys­i­cally and men­tally. Stud­ies show that hav­ing poor sleep af­fects the way we make split­sec­ond de­ci­sions and our con­cen­tra­tion, as well as mood.

We also know that a lack of sleep strongly im­pacts the way we eat the fol­low­ing day, steer­ing us to­wards high­fat, high­sugar choices which can lead to weight gain. So, to stay on top of your game, aim to get 7–8 hours of sleep ev­ery night. Lack of sleep af­fects your mood and con­cen­tra­tion

Caf­feine stays in our sys­tem for more than five hours, so avoid af­ter­noon or evening cof­fees that can leave you feel­ing buzzed late at night.

Avoid us­ing elec­tronic de­vices like lap­tops, TVs and mo­bile phones an hour be­fore go­ing to bed as it can make fall­ing asleep harder. In­stead, dim the lights and read a book.

Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Re­search shows that this helps avoid day­time sleepi­ness. And turn to p90 for our 7­day en­ergy­boost­ing meal plan.

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