In an effort to stay on track with your sleep cycle, make sure you get at least seven hours of sleep at night so you can be alert throughout the day. Even if that means having to go to bed earlier than usual, it's worth it. Feeling tired and exhausted will decrease your productivity, and you'll accomplish less than if you were to sleep a little longer. And if you're finding it difficult to sleep at night, try making your bedroom dark, so that the darkness signals your brain to wind down. Also try eating at least two hours before bed so your food has time to digest, and run a hot bath to clear your mind and relax your muscles. Make sure it's a team effort with you and your partner. Trying these tips together will help put you both on the same sleep cycle. And while it seems like you have a never-ending to-do list for your wedding, it's more likely that you'll get things done effectively if you and your partner are well rested.
For the women who have decided to give nursing a go, good for you. But, be prepared because it can wear you out. Luckily, you will probably get used to it very quickly.
In the "How to Be a Mother" manuals that I read, it said that when nursing, a woman's body releases the hormones oxytocin and prolactin, which then allows the milk to start flowing freely for baby. To see what effect this has on mommy, read more
When celebs go M.I.A. and start canceling appearances, they usually blame it on extreme "exhaustion." This is fitting, cuz it happens to be the laziest (and lamest) excuse in the book. Why can't they just call in "sick" like everyone else? Maybe they're not lying. The The Daily Show reports:
In a country where the focus is increasingly on those that are too sedentary, it is hard to believe that there is also an increasing focus on those who are too active.
Recent reports on MSNBC are saying that our bodies don’t bounce back as well after more than 12 hours of exercise a week. The reason for this is that over- exercising can cause injuries (such as muscle strain) to adults but it can also cause oxidative stress, in which oxygen molecules (called free radicals) are formed. These free radicals can damage DNA and cells in ways that, over time, can accumulate to cause cancer.
A good rule of thumb is to be more in tune with your body and if you are tired or achy, take a rest. Also, take days off and vary the intensity of your workout.
Fit's Tip: I know it's easy to take this as an excuse not to work out (since I rarely give you one) but that is not the point and whatever you do, don’t stop exercising.