The S in the PASV Model is probably one of my favourite activities. Only once I discovered the benefits it has for not only weight loss, but also sports performance.
Day 3 of PASV we’re gonna be talking about the S in the PASV model which is sleep.
Ah, yeah sleep. So….
Adults, they should get about 7-8 hours of sleep a night. A lot of people don’t. I mean most of us don’t.
We live super busy lives… you’ve probably got family, or friends or work, or sports or children or a whole tonne of things that are competing for your valuable time.
And sleep will be one of the first things to go.
But I encourage you to make sure that you hold on to that 8 hours of sleep a night.
Because it is super important, vitally important in fact, for your mental well being, your physical well being as well.
And the reasons for that is sleep has…. when you’re sleeping, your body is not really… well it is resting… but it’s not.
It’s solidifying the stuff that you’ve learnt that day inside your brain, it is removing the damaging metabolites that have built up in your body, throughout the course of the day. It’s resting your muscles, it is re-energising you.
So when you wake up you are more productive and you are better able to make decisions, and you’re physically stronger because your body has rested and you’ve got some sleep.
Sleep is also really really important for our moods. And quite often when you are tired,
I don’t know if you do this… but I certainly… I crave sugar when I’m tired, I crave sugary treats or things that are sweet or things that I know, that I enjoy but probably aren’t as good for me.
And all of that is around the fact that… because of your mood and your tiredness.
Sleep is also a great regulator for stress. It decreases your stress levels.
When you are stressed your cortisol levels increase. And cortisol is the hormone responsible for abdominal fat.
So if you are stressed and not getting a lot of sleep, then that will potentially cause a build-up of fat around your mid-line.
Which you can quite easily get rid of with a bit more sleep.
So…. 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
Just start off by trying to get an extra half an hour and see how that works. You will be surprised how good you feel and how much better you are able to function with a lot more sleep.
So aim to get 7-8 hours and sleep is the third component of the PASV model.
And I will see you tomorrow for the next video, video 4, when we talk about the V in PASV.
See you then.