Monday, April 30, 2012
Book Excerpt: Bruce Perry?s Fitness For Geeks
And Now for Something Completely Different Try this: you wake up without an alarm sometime soon after sunrise, with plenty of time to spare to make it to work. It was a good sleep; you went to bed just after nine o?clock after having a snack consisting of coconut milk blended with blueberries and a little whey powder. You?re already savvy about getting enough REM sleep, but now you aim to bump up your deep sleep, or restorative NREM. You might even check out the wave chart your Zeo produced. The first thing you do is pour a cup of black tea or coffee and go outside to this pool of sunlight you?ve noticed out your window. You bask and reflect in it for a minute, perhaps followed by a few Tai Chi moves, push-ups on the lawn, or pull-ups on the jungle gym across the street from your apartment. You sip a bit more coffee and return to your living space to get ready for the commute. Technically speaking, as you gazed up into the sky and basked in that sun, the light rays touched your retinas and were transduced by the hypothalamus and pineal gland in your brain, which has now helped set your circadian rhythms for the day.