Category Archives: Health

SLEEP is for the STRONG

TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN may go down in history as the year we made a breakthrough in sleep, especially our discovery about how the brain uses sleep as an “offline maintenance mode” to catalog our short term memories, and hence why it’s so vital to health.  Arianna Huffington devoted her entire TED Talk to the topic.

We now know that just a 1 hour/per night sleep deficit substantially increases unwanted weight gain, the risk of high blood pressure, and rapid onset of type 2 diabetes.

We also know it’s not just how MUCH sleep we get, but the QUALITY of that sleep: deep, dark, cool sleep (with blackout shades) is linked to better outcomes and longer lifespan in breast cancer survivors—who affectionately call “having good sleep hygiene.”  But there are more practical applications… Continue reading SLEEP is for the STRONG

Stay on Track When You Travel

When traveling, time matters. Schedules are precise, and often packed to make every second count. In my 10 years of training high level entertainment executives, I’ve observed that the VERY top producers also know that sleep, exercise and  nutrition (SEN) are among the most important “meetings” they take in any 24-hour period. Continue reading Stay on Track When You Travel