Get-fit tip a day: May 18


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Rest day: Sleep

Did you know that sleep plays an important role in fitness? If you don’t get enough of it, it can counteract the hard work you put in at the gym.

The pituitary gland releases growth hormones that stimulate tissue growth and muscle repair. Your energy is restored, the blood supply to your muscles increase, your muscles are relaxed and your blood pressure drops. Read more about the science of sleep and fitness.
Make sure you get at least seven hours of sleep every night. Here are some ways to help you get a relaxing rest.

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Get-fit recipe

Cool off with a refreshing, fruity ice pop that's easy on your waistline. We've got five different recipes you'll love!