The Weekly Burn: Catching Up on Our Sleep

The Weekly Burn

We spend a lot of time scouring the Internet to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)

Since many of you are using this weekend to catch up on some shut-eye, this week is all about sleep. From snoozing the “right” way to grabbing an extra 20 minutes, we’re down for any justification for a little more rest if it makes us smarter and stronger!

Catching Up on Zzz’s

Forbes - Sleep Boosts Brain Power

A Notre Dame neuroscientist and sleep expert says that just 20 extra minutes of sleep per night could boost performance at work by 200 to 300 percent. Excuse us while we find a place to nap. (Forbes)




Glamour - Sleep Research

Want to finally get that pesky body fat percentage down? Go to sleep! (Glamour)





And when you’re wide-eyed and ready to go… 

Your Trainer Paige - DeadliftIf you hate the deadlift but still want to work your booty, here are six alternative exercises. (Your Trainer Paige)





Well + Good - Yoga Adjustments

Adjustments in yoga class can be amazing — or really awkward. Here’s how to get the most out of them. (Well + Good)




POPSUGAR Fitness - 12 Types of Runners

Whether you run because it’s your therapy or you run because you just like stuff, there’s a runner type for you. (POPSUGAR Fitness) And if you hate running, we have some tips to help you love the run you’re with!





Well Blog - Christmas Abbott

Christmas Abbott is one of the first female members of a NASCAR pit crew, and she credits CrossFit with preparing her to do so. (The Well BlogPhoto: