Lifestyle Choices: Sleep, Hydration, Nutrition
Just because the statistics say you are likely to have a car wreck doesn’t mean you want to increase those odds by texting and driving. Lifestyle choices are an example of small things, done right over time, adding up to extreme benefits. Most people do not take into consideration the impact that sleep, hydration, and nutrition can have on the human performance mechanism. The human body is extremely complex, thus making injury prevention extremely complex. It is a series of risk management and decision making that ultimately improves your odds of remaining injury free or injury prone.
Sleep is clearly something we all need however most of us do not take into account how serious of a role it plays in helping our body prepare and repair. During sleep our body uses that time to not only repair our bodily tissues but also to reorganize thoughts and input from the day through neural plasticity. If we do not give our body and brain the time it needs (i.e. sleep), we are increasing risk of illness, injury, fatigue, and other disorders.