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Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople

Motivational Quote - Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

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Farmers rotate different crops on the same peice of land to give the soil a rest and let it replenish nutrients. How do you replenish? How much sleep did you get last night? 2/3 of Americans get less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night. Sleep can set the tone for your productivity for days and weeks to come. Not to mention your mood and brain power. Even small amounts of lost sleep add up to a sleep debt that muddles your brain and fatigues the rest of you. The negative cycle created by sleep debt may be the #1 way people destroy their goal achievement momentum. Regular amounts of good slumber set a sleep/waking rhythm that energizes you in the daytime and relaxes you at night. The more your body gets into the rhythm of regular sleep, the more the rest of your life can find a similar, consistent rhythm. So hit the pillow and hit your stride.

Member Comments

CAT_CAME_BACK 9/11/2015 8:06:16 AM
SO TRUE! I've found my lowest days are those when I haven't had enough sleep!
ANGELAIRENE 9/13/2014 5:14:18 PM
getting my body healthy
CD14574312 6/18/2014 11:21:45 PM
Yes thats body repair time
POPS4939 10/12/2012 5:18:20 PM
Rest is one of the most important things you can do for your body.Get 6 to 8 hours per night and if possible take a short nap during the day
CD3876543 10/12/2012 10:54:35 AM
Such a good reminder. Dealing with some health issues and sleep is going to be key to recovery!
LANEE24 10/12/2012 9:11:42 AM
I definitely need to keep this in mind...quite sure my lack of sleep is what's hendering major progress!
RENIESSPARKIN 4/28/2012 1:38:32 PM
What a great reminder for the I Need Sleep! Team. We can't be happy, healthy or lose weight if we don't get our sleep.

Thanks, I'm luvin' this,
JACKJACK91 4/23/2012 9:46:52 AM
Since I have committed to eating better, exercise and my daily water requirements I have noticed a definite change in my sleeping pattern. I now get no less then 8-9 hours of rest each night! My body signals me when it's time to shut it down and it wakes its self up w/o any alarm clock the same time each morning. I feel refreshed and ready for my day...who woulda thought? Lol
JLBRHW 3/9/2012 6:16:24 PM
Thanks for the reminder - I have such trouble sleeping and trouble resting between exercise days sometimes so this is a great reminder and one I can relate to.
BAMAJAM 3/9/2012 12:14:12 PM
Very good thought here-- proper rest is important for all. Would you want your surgeon or your dentist to begin work on you, -- sleep deprived and exhausted by fatigue? LOL
MAYBER 3/9/2012 9:21:11 AM
so very true am lucky that can take a ten minute complete relaxation rest and get up and get on with my day fully refreshed one day at a time
DGFOWLER 3/9/2012 8:25:57 AM
I'm one for always wanting to be on the go. I wouldn't say I'm ADHD, but I would say if something needs done I'm jumping up to do it. Even after having gall bladder surgery March 1 I made sure I exercised before having the surgery that morning and I started back walking and doing resistant bands by March 4th. On the other hand, it has been nice to be off of work and give my brain a rest from that.. lol. Donna
CD10713018 3/9/2012 8:14:16 AM
I needed this one today. I've been under the weather and a bit upset since I cannot workout. But rest can be good. THANKS
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