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We are thrilled about the great accomplishments Team USA has achieved at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Among Team USA we are cheering on our own athletes from the great state of Utah.
Noelle Pikus-Pace's former track and field All-American from Utah Valley University, won silver in the skeleton sliding. With her great strength and speed she has become one of the best skeleton sliders in the world. She began her training for the sport in 2001.
Torah Bright began skiing at the age of two and snowboarding at the age of 11. She has won Australia their first medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi earning silver in the women's half-pipe. She resides in Salt Lake City; yet, she competes for Australia.
Steven Holcomb was able to end Team USA's 62-year medal drought in the two-man bobsled competition winning the bronze. He was born in Park City and attended college at the University of Utah.
Josh Christiansen was able to take gold in the first ever Olympic men’s Freeskiing Slopestyle. He was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Park City, Utah.
Kaitlyn Farrington lives in Salt Lake City and attended Westminister College. She learned to snowboard in fifth grade and has won a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the half-pipe.
Sage Kotsenburg was able to win the first gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A native from Park City native he says he has been on snow for as long as he can remember.
Turn your dreams into reality. We all have dreams, and it's never too late to rediscover them. Start today to achieve your dreams!
Why is it important to get a good night's rest? Not only does sleeping make you feel better the benefits go beyond the surface. Having a good night's rest is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. If you want to be refreshed, have a good heart, have a clear mind, be happy, and maintain a good weight continue to read the 11 benefits of sleep.
1) Improve your memory
When you sleep you are able to strengthen your memory with consolidation. When you sleep your mind is able to recall things you've done throughout the day while you were awake. If you want to improve on something or learn something new, you will do better after you sleep.
2) Live longer
If you want to live a long healthy life, consider sleep. When you have too little of sleep you are shortening your life span.
3) Curb inflammation
What many do not know is that inflammation can cause heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging. Make sure to get at least six hours or more of sleep every night. When you sleep less than six hours a night you are at risk to have higher blood pressure levels that in-turn cause inflammatory proteins. C-reactive protein is higher in individuals who get less than six hours of sleep a night. C-reactive protein is associated with heart attack risk. Remember to get at least six hours of sleep a night for better health.
4) Spur creativity
If you want to spark creativity, it all starts with getting a good night's rest. Getting enough sleep will consolidate your memory and make it stronger by reorganizing and restructuring your brain stimulating creativity.
5) Become a winner
If you want to improve your performance, become less fatigue, and have more stamina in any type of competition the number one thing to know is: sleep. Your agility will vastly improve with seven or more hours of sleep a night.
6) Better grades
The best remedy to improving your grades is by getting enough sleep each night. Remember to get to sleep before midnight and have at least six or more hours of sleep a night.
7) Sharpen attention
Lack of sleep can create hyperactivity in individuals. In a 2009 study in the journal Pediatrics it studied and found out that children who got less than eight hours of sleep a night were more likely to be hyperactive, inattentive, and impulsive. In order to sharpen you attention you need to relax and sleep.
8) Balanced and controlled weight
The best remedy to loosing weight is by going to bed earlier. When you go to bed before midnight your sleep is doubled every hour before midnight. In addition you will have less belly fat having at least six hours of sleep a night and going to bed before midnight. Researchers at the University of Chicago found out individuals on diets were able to loose more fat—56% than individuals who lack in sleep, they loose more muscle mass from lack of sleep.
9) Lower stress
In being healthy stress and sleep come hand in hand. If you want less stress in your life relax more by getting enough sleep.
10) Avoid accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2009 individuals who are tired accounted for the most accidents than individuals who were well rested. Even one night of insufficient sleep can be harmful and detrimental to not only your driving, but to your overall health. Stay alive by sleeping.
11) Steer clear of depression
Remember the most important thing in life is your health. Steer clear of depression by getting more sleep. When you sleep well and have enough sleep you will have less irritability.
Losing weight and getting into shape is no easy task which takes a lot of patience, hard work, and time. If figuring out what to eat is something you battle and struggle with, here are three things you need to know: carbs, fats, and protein. A good meal consists of carbs, fats, and proteins. Although protein bars and shakes are great to grab & go they're not full meals that will fill you up. Instead of getting a quick fix and loosing energy within a few hours consider these six healthy meals... in just 5 minutes!