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National Lazy Day

National Lazy Day

It is National Lazy Day! Today, let yourself be lazy and hang out. In today’s hustle and bustle world, being productive and busy 24/7 is valued.

However, that is not always the best for your health. Studies show that being lazy once in a while is actually very good for you in many different ways.

Taking naps is key to good health! By being lazy and taking a nap, it helps reboot your brain and body. Benefits of taking a nap include improved memory, decreased inflammation, a sharper attention span, and less stress.

Lose fat – yes, you heard right! How can this be? When you allow yourself a good night’s rest followed by a relaxing day, your body is able to produce ample HGH (human growth hormone) which is the hormone responsible for many things like muscle tone, energy, and cellular regeneration.That is like giving your body a full 24 hours to recover from the stresses of the world. Stress makes it harder for you to lose weight, no matter how much you work out. By rebooting your body with rest, it allows the hormones in your body to balance and to not retain excess visceral fat. This does not mean that you should sit on the couch all day and eat ice cream to lose fat, but rather it shows the importance of balance.

Enhances Creativity -Ever wonder why your best ideas come to you in the shower? Being relaxed and unfocused allows your brain to relax, which prompts your brain to connect ideas and sow creativity.

Good For Your Skin – Your skin is quick to reflect your mental and physical state. Stress and associated inflammation triggers flare-ups. Relieves

Anxiety – Being lazy is very good for your mental health as well! Being lazy and letting yourself relax helps relieve anxiety, especially when you listen to music, watch a comedy show, or chat with a good friend. Today, on

National Lazy Day, give yourself permission to put aside your to-do list and just relax in the moment, no guilt allowed! Life is meant to be enjoyed!

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