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Fitness and wellbeing month: Tip nine - Why sleep is so important

Jan 14, 2019

Every day throughout January the Sports Centre will be sharing top fitness and wellbeing tips with you. Salford's very own fitness gurus Daley O'Neal and Michael Thomasson will be giving out quick-fire, manageable tips aimed at getting your body and mind on track for a healthy 2019. From building a good relationship with exercise to taking advantage of the classes and facilities right here on campus, there's lots to keep you motivated. Plus they'll be giving away a month's free Sports Centre pass - all you need to do is tell us how you're applying one of their tips in your everyday life (simply email us at or tweet us at @USinternalcomms). 

Sleep plays a huge role in your physical health. It is great for healing, as well as the repairing of  the heart, blood vessels and muscles. Lack of sleep can affect your cognitive abilities.

If you're trying to lose weight, getting quality sleep is abolsutely crucial since those with irregular sleep patterns or low quality sleep tend to consume more calories in a day. This can then encourage old eating habits and change the likelihood of meeting your set goals. 

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