When looking at the development of an athlete we want to look at 4 categories.


We talk about movement and eating habits a lot, but don’t address sleep enough.

Sleep is important. Our body repairs itself while we sleep. You should be getting at least 6-8 hours of quality sleep a night.

Here are some tips on how you can improve your sleep quality:

  1. No screens an hour before bed. Turn off the tv, tablets, and phones. If this isn’t possible you can get a pair of blue light blocking glasses.
  2. Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every day.
  3. Turn the thermostat down. Studies have shown we have better quality sleep when its cooler. Set your thermostat to 68 or you can purchase a chili pad.
  4. Keep your room dark. Black out curtains or a sleep mask are good if you have to sleep during the day.

Improve your sleep quality will improve how you move throughout the day.