As a Rokisky fitness reader you know that sleep is one of the most important factors when it comes to being healthy. And if you are a friend or client of mine, you also know that I wear orange glasses two to three hours before bed. Yes, it is weird and yes I am single. But trust me, by the end of this blog post you will be convinced that blue blocking sunglasses are beneficial and you might just buy a second pair for that special someone in your life. The reason blue blockers work so well is because they do exactly what the name implies, they block blue light. This blocking of blue light in the evening allows the body to go through it's natural sleep process (circadian rhythm). When you don't block this blue light and take in too much light during the evening it can disrupt your circadian rhythm and can lead to weight gain, lack of energy and weakened immune system. This disruption in the circadian rhythm is mostly due to a deficiency in melatonin production due to chronic evening light exposure and lack of sleep. Are you buying the glasses yet? If you aren't sold on the importance of reducing your evening light exposure then read on to learn more about the powerful anti aging effects of melatonin.
As a Rokiskyfitness reader you know that our diet and environment has changed more in the last 100 years then it has over the last 200,000 years. We must realize that there are physiological adaptations that took place thousands of years ago that still pertain to us today and the adaptation I am referring to is fasting.
Whenever the topic of fasting comes up with my clients, they usually ask one of three questions:
"Is that healthy?" - Yes
"Doesn't that slow down your metabolism?" - No
"Don't you get hungry?." - Yes
So I decided to do some research and put together a simple guide that will help clear things up. If you are interested in more information then the video below is a great resource to learn more.
Last week I just got done writing about the benefits of a high intensity workout and how it can save you time in the gym. This week I am going to go over another sprint workout that was shown to help reduce body fat. With summer approaching you will be outside much more, but that doesn't mean you should take a break from exercise, rather, you should switch your workout to one that accommodates your lifestyle. The easiest way to do this in a time efficient manner is through sprint training.