2016 has been a stressful year for Nigerians, extensive fuel queues, increased prices of goods and unstable foreign exchange. In face of these stressful times, you cannot let your health suffer. If you are tired of sleepless nights follow a few of these:
Exercise – Most people in the world live a sedentary life, we are always in cars or sat hunched over our laptops. Our bodies were not designed for this. There are terrible consequences such as bad posture, being overweight, high blood pressure and more. Taking up regular exercise helps to combat these problems. Do not be fearful of taking up exercise, it does not have to be rigorous. Walking is a form of exercise. 15 minute walks 4-5 times a week is a good place to start.
Meditation – 20 to 30 minutes before you go to bed find a quiet space. Make sure you are in a quiet space and all your electronic devices are far away or turned off. We thoroughly recommend the Oprah and Deepak Chopra meditation series
Setting your room – Again, 10 – 15 minutes before you want to fall asleep turn off your electronic devices e.g. tablets, phones, laptops. Also turn off all the lights in your room. The lights from your room and electrical devices interfere with the bodies ability to relax.
Turn off the lights This may seem like an old wives tale but reading allows the mind and body to relax (of course dim the lighting)
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