I am honored to introduce you to Shawn Stevenson! He's the host of the #1 nutrition and fitness podcast on iTunes, The Model Health Show (a podcast I catch regularly). But even better – he's super generous with his time and knowledge. And today, he stops by to tell us how to sleep smarter.
Sleep “smarter”? You heard that right.
If you don't get good sleep, you suffer in many ways. Your health, your productivity, your outlook, your positivity, your relationships, even your body (how it looks). Good sleep is essential for a great life.
Rather than leave it up to chance (and we all know where that gets us: nowhere), let's be strategic and smart about it. Let's be proactive about getting a good sleep.
I encourage you to implement just a few of the free tips you hear from Shawn in this podcast — you'll sleep smarter, better, and deeper! (Then be sure to grab his inexpensive book Sleep Smarter to get all 21 awesome and natural tips.)
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“Hello from Wales! Loving our slow-cooked chicken that I made after seeing your facebook article last week THANKS!! Have been trying to make broth with the left-over bits……1st batch boiled for 24hours, 2nd batch boiled for 24 hours (doesn't smell as good….)……when I was trying to squeeze as much juice out of the ‘solids' I realised my flimsy silicone spatula was cutting through the bones, like butter…..looked to me like loads of marrow is now accessible so I've mashed up all the bones/stuff and I'm boiling for a third time…..but have a nagging doubt in my mind for some reason….I wonder if this would be something you would do? Do you have any experience of it? Thanks for your time! –Gwerfyl!”
My answer is in the podcast. And here's the perpetual broth method I mentioned.
About Shawn Stevenson
“Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast in the world on iTunes. With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. To learn more about Shawn, visit TheShawnStevensonModel.com.”
About Shawn's Book: “Sleep Smarter”
Sleep Smarter is a fun and entertaining look at how sleep impacts your mind, body, and performance, without skimping on the “how to's” to get the sleep you really deserve. Whether you've struggled with sleep problems, or you're simply interested in living a longer, healthier life, you're going to be blown away with what you learn. Here's just a sampling of what you're going to discover:
- Why you need to sleep more and exercise less to get the best fitness results.
- How to feel more energized and refreshed on less hours of sleep.
- Why poor sleep quality depresses brain function and leads to poor performance.
- What supplements are safe and helpful, and which ones to avoid (this will shock you!)
- What exercises you can do to instantly improve your sleep quality.
- How the clothes you wear to bed can depress your hormone function.
- Why sleep is the missing ingredient in long-term fat loss (clinically proven!)
- Why going to bed at the right time is more important than how many hours you sleep.
- What mineral deficiency can cause severe sleep problems (and how to fix it).
- The surprising impact that intimacy has on your sleep quality*.
- How to calm your mind so that you can fall asleep faster.
This and much more inside, so open the book and begin to Sleep Smarter now (just $4.99 for Kindle, and you don't need a Kindle to read it)!
Note from Wardee: The book contains tips on what adults do (or don't do) in the bedroom that affects sleep. Personally, I believe the information is helpful in the context of a healthy marriage relationship. So just keep that view in mind when you read it. 🙂
- The Model Health Show
- Sleep Smarter — Shawn's book (just $4.99 for Kindle)
- The Shawn Model on Facebook
- @ShawnModel on Twitter
- @ShawnModel on Instagram
- Waking Up to a Good Night's Sleep (my story of finally sleeping better)
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