May 2, 2016

Exercise not only changes your body it changes your mind, attitude and mood

What a gorgeous weekend! I cannot believe that May is here, where has the year gone already? May is such a hectic month, so make sure you pay close attention to my sixth and final takeaway from the Equinox High Performance Living Symposium in NYC as you definitely do not want to skimp on sleep this month or any month!


Chronic sleep disruption impacts long-term cognitive functioning. Please try to get 7+ hours of good quality sleep every night. The consequences of long-term sleep disruption may persist long past the couple of days it takes to feel normal again after an all-nighter. You should be able to hold on to your cognitive faculties until you die. Brain function can be preserved and enhanced over time.


Most people do not realize how important regeneration is to health. When you sleep, your body is working to repair, replenish, cleanse, detoxify, and rejuvenate. It is far more valuable to your body and health and much cheaper than a spa visit! Please, make sleep a priority!


For those of you who are worried that you might be too busy to squeeze in a few workouts this month, my friends at Precision Nutrition have a fantastic infographic for you.


And if you do have time, we have a full week of classes available. Don’t forget to check the schedule and sign in at



If you have not done so already, I hope you will sign your teen up for my summer conditioning camps! You can sign up at



Stella Bergan, MEd, NASM CPT
Health and Human Performance Coach
Perfectly Fit