move of the week: sleep!

Approach your sleep like you do your job or anything about which you are truly passionate. Physically remove yourself from whatever activity which tends to distract you–from the computer, a favorite sitcom, kitchen chores–at a specific and predetermined hour and GO TO BED.

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Many of us move so quickly through our days that we don’t allow our bodies and our selves sufficient time to rest. The holidays can be even worse when it comes to our sleep needs. Our bodies all require even more sleep because of all of the additional activity.

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There are several studies which prove that the body likes its normal circadian rhythm: light periods and dark periods for each day. When the body is exposed to too much light and not enough dark (sleep) it adversely affects your adipose fat storage. In another study, researchers found that optimal body weight is associated with at least 7 hours of sleep.

So, in conclusion: GO TO BED!

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Adrien founded Fitness on the Run in 2004 out of her home. After spending 15 years developing her own personal definition of wellness and watching literally thousands struggle with theirs, in 2019 Adrien founded Alexandria Wellness, the home for the Concierge Wellness Program and Corporate Wellness with Adrien Cotton. Today, “FOR” is home to more than 250 clients, 12 instructors, and hundreds of inspirational success stories. She is passionate about helping others view their fitness as a journey, not a quick fix. Adrien’s recipe for success herself has evolved from a rigid training plan of a 4-5 hard workouts per week to some days getting in her 10,000 steps and her 7.5 hours of sleep and her beloved 5-Minute Flow. Now, she believes the most important ingredient is making small changes for big results, even if it’s only for five minutes a day. Adrien works daily to help clients understand that the three most vital components of any effective fitness program are consistency, sustainability, and fun. Adrien believes we all benefit from being curious about our bodies and our health and that change, or improvement, is always within reach despite what your “inner voice” or others may tell you. She believes her vocation is to help Alexandrians learn the importance of a comprehensive approach to wellness, weight loss, and contentedness with yourself, and that every person has the right to feel good about themselves. Most days, you can find her helping clients with their wellness and listening to FOR client’s success stories. Adrien prides herself on her practice of mindfulness, meditation, and putting it all into perspective.

Fitness on the Run is Fitness for Life. Combining a focus on strong bodies and strong minds with a robust wellness education program and unparalleled personalized attention, we provide fitness for health, longevity and functionality.

www.fitnessontherun.net

Fitness on the Run
210 N Lee St.,
Alexandria, VA 22314

contact@fitnessontherun.net

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