Just as sleep can affect what you eat, what you eat can affect your ability to sleep! Choosing the right foods, especially in the late afternoon and evening, can make a difference in your ability to get an restful night of zzzz's.
Adequate rest and regular, consistent sleep patterns are both essential pieces of the puzzle when it comes to eating right (and optimizing recovery and athletic performance!) Adults are recommended to aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night... what's holding you back?
Some days I want to GO GO GO, but sleep and rest are important for balance! Today is suppose to be rainy, so after my workouts are done, I hope to catch some quality zzzz's on the couch... it's hard to beat a lazy afternoon weekend nap!
Want more info? Here's a great article by Runner's World on
"7 Ways for Runners to Get More Sleep."
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
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