It’s that time of year, it’s colder and at times, dreary. This sometimes leads to depression, or otherwise known as the ‘winter blues’. Franklin Athletic Club is committed to helping you grab hold of a better life, in every way possible. A healthy lifestyle, proper diet and sleep are a few key components all contributing to a happier and better life. See how these areas can affect your overall outlook on life and what you can do to improve it!
Get Your Beauty Rest
Do you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep? Working out and exercise can help with quality sleep, improving moods and providing an overall better life. Research has shown vigorous exercisers reporting the best sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation and a survey conducted in 2013, those who exercise regularly reported better quality sleep. However, if you do not exercise, good news is that it doesn’t take much for your sleep to be affected. Poll task force chair, Max Hirshkowitz, Ph.D, said adding just 10 minutes of exercise may produce a noticeable improvement in sleep quality!
Plan Your Meals
You are what you eat. Basically. If you eat junk food, you will feel the affects of the food. Poor eating habits lead to weight gain, low energy and can enhance the effects of depression. On the other hand, a good diet, of healthy, non-toxic, nutrient rich foods help you gain energy, improves mood and maintain weight. Building a healthy, balanced diet will help fight depression. Franklin Athletic Club offers meal planning to support your healthy lifestyle. Ask one of our specialists the next time you come in!
Many studies show that people who exercise regularly have lower rates of depression. When you exercise your body releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins send messages to your brain ultimately reducing perception of pain, as well as trigger positive feelings in the body. So, the more you exercise, the more endorphins released, improving the way you feel!
You can grab hold of the better life today, and beat the winter blues with a membership to the best gym in Franklin. Our philosophy is to give our members a clean professionally managed facility with friendly staff and accomplish all this at an affordable price. Come tour today!