theonetolast
Someone doesn’t like you? Fuck it. Having a bad day? Fuck it. Didn’t get that job, or that grade, or that promotion you wanted? Fuck it. Fighting with your lover? Fuck it. Feel fat today? Fuck it. Losing control of everything and everyone? Fuck it. What matters now won’t matter soon; the truly important thing is that you are alive, and that you have the capacity to do absolutely anything with this beautiful, crazy coincidence of being on this earth. Just stick your middle fingers in the air and think, ‘Damn, I have it good.’
Gerard Way   (via unlively)
hungryrunner
hungryrunner:

the-exercist:

"Honestly, what is that extra hour rolling in your bed going to achieve compared to a solid workout?"
Let’s take a minute to talk about what sleep achieves:
Improved short-term and long-term memory
Lowered risk of infection
Lowered risk of heart disease
Lowered risk of diabetes
Increased life span
Decreased inflammation
Increased levels of creativity
Longer attention span and increased attentiveness
Increased efficiency of vaccinations
Regulation of hormones
Increased ability to balance a healthy bodyweight
Lowered stress levels
Decreased likelihood of depression or mood disorders
Giving up sleep in order to exercise is not an inherently good decision. You need that time to rest your body and recover from the day before. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, then increasing your activity is going to be incredibly dangerous. It can negatively impact both your mental wellbeing and your physical health. So giving up sleep in order to garner the benefits of exercise? That can be like shooting yourself in the foot.
Of course, there are a lot of cases where getting up a little early for exercise is going to be a good thing. This works well for some people. But there are just as many cases where getting up early would hurt someone. That extra hour might be completely necessary for their health. 
So don’t feel bullied into starting an early exercise schedule or cutting your sleep short so that you can get to the gym. The average person needs a solid 7-8 hours every night. Not 7-8 hours of tossing and turning, not lying in bed for 7-8 hours - Actually sleeping that long. If you’re consistently tired and don’t feel rested, then exercise will not inherently help you. Make sure you’re consciously evaluating your routine and know if getting up even earlier would bring some benefits. 
Resources: 
Huffington Post
NIH
Harvard.edu
WedMD
MUSCHealth

See also: The Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

hungryrunner:

the-exercist:

"Honestly, what is that extra hour rolling in your bed going to achieve compared to a solid workout?"

Let’s take a minute to talk about what sleep achieves:

  • Improved short-term and long-term memory
  • Lowered risk of infection
  • Lowered risk of heart disease
  • Lowered risk of diabetes
  • Increased life span
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Increased levels of creativity
  • Longer attention span and increased attentiveness
  • Increased efficiency of vaccinations
  • Regulation of hormones
  • Increased ability to balance a healthy bodyweight
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Decreased likelihood of depression or mood disorders

Giving up sleep in order to exercise is not an inherently good decision. You need that time to rest your body and recover from the day before. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, then increasing your activity is going to be incredibly dangerous. It can negatively impact both your mental wellbeing and your physical health. So giving up sleep in order to garner the benefits of exercise? That can be like shooting yourself in the foot.

Of course, there are a lot of cases where getting up a little early for exercise is going to be a good thing. This works well for some people. But there are just as many cases where getting up early would hurt someone. That extra hour might be completely necessary for their health. 

So don’t feel bullied into starting an early exercise schedule or cutting your sleep short so that you can get to the gym. The average person needs a solid 7-8 hours every night. Not 7-8 hours of tossing and turning, not lying in bed for 7-8 hours - Actually sleeping that long. If you’re consistently tired and don’t feel rested, then exercise will not inherently help you. Make sure you’re consciously evaluating your routine and know if getting up even earlier would bring some benefits. 

Resources: 

See also: The Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep