Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Catching-up on Sleep (and breathing)

Hello everyone!
During the holiday season many athletes are looking to getting some much needed rest!
I recently learned that sleeping and breathing have something in common. You can catch-up on them,  but you can't store them!
Research has shown that you can indeed catch up on sleep.  Which is why naps and an extra hour here and there can make you and your body feel a lot better.
Green High School Football Players trained before school last spring, a good reason for lack of sleep!
It's important to understand the distinction between catching up and storing for later use. If you miss lead yourself into thinking you can store sleep for later, you'll find yourself greatly disappointed come that next early alarm clock. 

Think of sleeping like breathing after exercise: you can't take deep breaths and store them for the end of the race, but you can take deep breaths after the race to catch-up!

Feel better (and recover better) this holiday season by catching-up on some sleep!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

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