The Importance of Sleep

One of my favourite features of my Fitbit is its sleep tracker. Sleep is incredibly important for both general health…

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The Importance of Sleep

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One of my favourite features of my Fitbit is its sleep tracker. Sleep is incredibly important for both general health and athletic performance. Lack of sleep has been linked as a risk factor to weight gain, high blood pressure and diabetes and making sure you get enough sleep can improve your immune function and athletic performance. By tracking my sleep I realised that I was basically never getting enough. Going to bed at midnight and getting up at 7 every morning meant I was tracking less than 7 hours sleep, and I could also see when I wasn’t getting good enough quality sleep. Going to bed earlier and making some changes has meant that I now get around 8 hours a night and they are much better quality. I have…

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Roller Derby

Roller Derby Days: Eastern Sur5al

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2015 sees my Roller Derby league, The Norfolk Brawds, celebrating their fifth birthday. I’ve been with the league for 18 months, but long before I’d even heard of Roller Derby a bunch of girls with skates were getting together in a church hall to teach themselves the basics of Roller Derby. To celebrate this milestone…

#Janathon Day 31 – VICTORY IS MINE!

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It’s 10pm at night, and the reason tonights post is so late is that I had a 5 hour snowy drive to Manchester, and then dinner, and now I am finally settling down for my final installment of Janathon. Because of the long drive, and the fact that I had to be at our training…