Welcome to the seventh installment in my blog series, Living Well with Lee. Here, I talk about my journey living with chronic conditions — while still living my best life.
I believe that we all have more power over our conditions than ever before. I believe in taking control of my health and making the most out of each and every day. And I love sharing thoughts, tips, and tricks with people like you.
Can you tell the difference between eight hours of sleep and eight hours of good sleep? I’m starting to think I can. For a long time, I believed everyone needed eight hours a night. But recently, I read that the CDC recommends seven. Well, seven hours “for the best health and wellbeing.”But the key difference is good sleep versus “tossing, turning, sweating, waking up all the time” sleep. That’s the difference that makes eight hours of sleep feel like a good night’s rest — or a lousy nap.
For me, digital health has been the answer. The solution I use is called BlueStar®*. I try to be consistent about it – same time, every day. You can do it manually, like I do, or you can pair it with your fitness tracker. Either way, you’ll start to notice a huge difference.
And it’s a whole lot more than a tracker. I can look at my exercise, my diet, my health data, and I can make connections to what does -and doesn’t- lead to great Z’s. And spoiler alert. As you can guess, everything is related.