Weekend Journal: Why Adequate Sleep Needs To Be A Priority For Your Health

FIRST GUEST: Dr. William David Brown, Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and co-author of Sleeping Your Way to the Top: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Succeed

Americans tend to think that the busier you are, the more successful you are. We often have an I’ll-sleep-when-I’m-dead perspective because there’s simply too much to do. It’s just not possible to get a full night’s rest every night and accomplish everything on our to-do lists, right? Wrong!

Dr. Brown says that not only is that a myth, but we need adequate sleep every night to succeed! Sufficient sleep and success go hand in hand. He explains why (not sleeping enough can make you act drunk, for example) and offers tips on how to get proper rest (nap strategically, exercise, avoid too much blue light).

Pick up the book on Amazon or wherever books are sold.

SECOND GUEST: Meg LoBianco, Senior Athletic Events Manager for PAWS Chicago

Pets Are Worth Saving– that’s what PAWS Chicago is all about! Aside from the ultimate way to save a homeless animal, adopting, there are many other ways you can support the life-saving mission of this animal-loving organization. Meg tells us about a couple ways to support PAWS Chicago.

You and your doggie can walk (or run, but that’s humans only) in the PAWS Chicago 5K (formerly the Walk or Run for Their Lives), at Montrose Harbor on Sunday, July 24th.

The walk starts at 9:00 A.M. and is dog-friendly. The run starts at noon, but doggies are not permitted during this race.

Afterwards, enjoy food, drinks, live entertainment, games, pet-friendly vendors, prizes, and more! Doggies will get a chance to splash around to stay cool in the pools, and have a chance to enter the Cutest Dog Awards competition!

Remember to raise as much money as you can– big fundraisers will get a chance at some awesome prizes, like a 7-night tropical Caribbean vacation!

Learn more at get registered at pawschicago.org/5k.

Another way to support the life-saving mission of PAWS Chicago is to become a volunteer. Volunteers have many tasks at PAWS, including taking the dogs out on fun runs!

These little trips outside give the dogs some fresh air and exercise. It also gives them the opportunity to work on their behavior around other dogs and people. Not to mention, it’s a great bonding experience between the pooch and volunteer.

Interested volunteers can click on the volunteer section at pawschicago.org or call 773-475-4716 for more information.

THIRD GUEST: Joel Feinberg, Universole Sole

What’s better than running a 5K? How about running a 5K on Soldier Field and then devouring burgers and beer afterward?

That’s what’s on the agenda for tomorrow night (Monday, July 18th) at the 5th annual Burgers & Beer 5K Run presented by Shake Shack! All runners will receive a custom church key bottle opener, a complimentary brew from Begyle’s Brewing, and will have plenty of burger options (including vegan options) from Shake Shack!

Registration begins at 5:00 PM and the race starts at 7:00 PM. Head to universalsole.com to get registered!

Proceeds benefit Girls in the Game, a leading health and fitness organization for girls in Chicago since 1995. They provide and promote sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance their overall health and well-being. Learn more at girlsinthegame.org.

Weekend Journal airs Sunday mornings at 6:30 on US99.5 and 6:00 on US99.5 HD2 The Wolf.

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