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7 Steps to A Better Night’s Sleep

7 Steps to A Better Night’s Sleep

Studies have shown that approximately 27% of the population experience insomnia, and in other studies over 20% of those are on some type of over the counter or prescription sleep aid. Many don’t know that poor sleep habits can contribute to ongoing insomnia. This is because the brain signals when it’s time to go to sleep by releasing a substance called Melatonin in the brain. This hormone produced by the Pineal gland, signals the brain that it’s time for rest and rejuvenation. There are a few simple sleep hygiene steps that people can take to regulate their body’s sleep cycle.

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5 Fun Fitness Dates

5 Fun Fitness Dates

Exercise can seem like a chore, but that generally is about our perception of what exercise has to look like. If we see exercise as a chore or something that "has to be done" then it just becomes work. However, if we see it as an opportunity to get out and do something fun and active, it could be a whole different story.

A great way to promote fitness with your partner or spouse is to make it fun and romantic. Our society has largely forgotten how to play, and everything has acquired a heaviness. Romance and play not only enhance the fitness activity itself, but also enhance the relationship. Here are five ways to make exercise fun with a fitness buddy.

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