NFPT Live: Sleep Secrets and Science for Your Fitness Business – Ep 17


Lack of sleep can sabotage your efforts toward getting people healthy and your ability to run a successful business. Make sure you’re getting the sleep you need and then check in on your clients. One poor night of sleep has lasting effects. Find out why as we talk about circadian rhythm, cortisol’s effect on both sleep and exercise, and what adenosine does. Refresh your physiology knowledge and start sleeping better soon.

Join our sleep group to get support and invite your clients so we can all make this holiday season a success!

In this episode we talked about:
*Cortisol, adenosine, and melatonin
*Rising time and bedtime consistency
*How lack of sleep affects people at work
*Why lack of sleep can be problematic for meeting health goals
*Why sleep is important for personal trainers to understand

Some of our viewers said:

Melatonin supplements can suppress your R.E.M. sleep which can backfire later. Unfortunately, melatonin can also cause sleep walking.

Social influences are huge for sleep habits too.

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together”- Thomas Dekker

Great tips today ladies! Cortisol levels interest me…I will be more aware of the high and low times.

Be patient with yourself. I find myself overcoming habits that were instilled in me as a baby!

I go to sleep too late! I try to go to sleep earlier and my brain won’t shut off till after midnight…need to retrain the ‘ol brain #olddognewtricks


NFPT Live Episode #17

Articles of interest mentioned in the show:

Integrating Sleep and Exercise for Mutual Improvements

Does Exercise Raise or Lower Cortisol Levels



Next Week: Episode #18 – Sleep Secrets and Solutions for Your Fitness Business


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About the Author:

Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a unique method that involves a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, the NFPT blog editor, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn more about how to align your business with her coaching guide, Fitness Career Freedom and your body with her Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.