Posts Tagged ‘sleep’
Melatonin: Will it really help you get to sleep? Is it safe?
Melatonin is the natural hormone your body secretes that helps maintain your wake-sleep cycle. Your wake-sleep averages 8 hours of nighttime sleep and 16 hours of daytime activity. Synthetic melatonin is available over the counter. Normally, your body makes more melatonin at night. Levels usually start to go up in the evening once the sun sets. They…Read More
Exercise Now More Than Ever When You’re Over 50
Exercise is key to your independence and a good quality of life as you age. A 50- or 60-year-old body isn’t the same as a 20-year-old one. So, what kind of exercise can you do without hurting yourself? Cardio or aerobic exercise gets your heart rate up and makes you breathe harder, which builds your…Read More