WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS & GET BETTER SLEEP
Hong Kong people have been affected by the pandemic mentally and physically. Below are some methods which can help you alleviate these issues.
Many people in Hong Kong have been affected by the pandemic, mentally and physically. Fitness First Hong Kong is working together with Fitbit to better understand how we can provide health and fitness related information for our readers and cardholders, and below are some methods which can help you alleviate some of these issues.
Determine what you can control
At times all you have control over is your effort and attitude. You’ll be considerably more productive if you focus your efforts on the things you can control.
Aim to become more mindful.
Practicing mindfulness helps bring you into the present moment. It helps us hit the pause button and encourages us to become aware of what we are thinking and feeling in the here and now. This disrupts the stressful thoughts and sensations which may otherwise overwhelm us and allows us to consciously examine the situation and gain control rather than simply reacting unconsciously. Fitbit Premium’s mindfulness tools can help you improve your mindfulness.
Scan with Fitbit
Fitbit allows you to do an electrodermal activity (EDA) scan, which helps you see how much stress you’re experiencing. Over time, this can help you notice the early signs of stress in your body and, in turn, respond accordingly to nip that stress in the bud.
Furthermore, healthy habits can also help to improve your sleeping performance. EDA sensor is currently available on Fitbit Sense and Charge 5.
Set an alarm to cut off digital distractions
Choose a time to disconnect from screens at least an hour before bedtime. Set an alarm to remind you to power down your devices. Allow your mind some down time to transition into sleep
Swap your bedding
The bedding you choose affects your body temperature. If your bedding is making you too warm, or not keeping you warm enough, it can have a negative impact on your sleep quality, so change out the bedding on a seasonal basis to get your best matches.
10-minute block of “worry time”
Set a timer for 10 minutes and use that 10 minutes to write out all the fears, worries, thoughts, and anxieties that run through your mind when you’re trying to sleep. Carving out time to address those thoughts during the day can help you feel clear-headed and calm when it’s time to go to sleep at night.
Schedule movement throughout the day
Being sedentary all day is shown to be associated with insomnia and sleep disturbances, Schedule 5 to 10 minute “movement breaks” throughout the day, such as stretching, squats or any type of movement.
Use Fitbit Premium to gain deeper insights into your stress and sleep, as well as tools to help you manage them to improve your overall wellbeing.
Article brought to you by Fitness First Hong Kong in partnership with Fitbit, to provide better health and fitness related information to our readers and Cardholders.