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NEW Whole Life Challenge Habit: Sleep Replaces Supplementation

By December 11, 2015Health and Wellness
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NEW Whole Life Challenge Habit: Sleep replaces Supplementation

Why we changed the Habit: Sleep has a profound influence on your overall health and well-being, and deserves a place among our 7 Daily Habits. Supplementation is important, but does not have the same overall impact on your wellness as sleep duration and quality. Therefore, we decided to switch them out, giving Sleep a permanent spot in the Challenge.

The thing to understand: Getting seven to nine hours of sleep isn’t possible for everyone.Therefore, you’ll be responsible for your own sleep prescription, choosing a sleep duration goal that fits your life while challenging you to improve your sleep habits.

The goal: get as much sleep as you can within your lifestyle, and make positive, incremental change to your current habits.

What this means for Players: Starting with the January 2016 Challenge, Sleep will replace Supplementation as one of the 7 Daily Habits.

  • Sleep is now a permanent Daily Habit in the Challenge
  • Supplementation is still part of a healthy lifestyle, but will no longer be included in the Challenge
  • You’ll choose your own prescription: the amount of sleep you need each night to get your 5 Sleep Points
  • The Whole Life Challenge is not about one or two Habits—it’s about all of them

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Jon Gilson
Jon Gilson is a coach and writer, and the former CEO of the Whole Life Challenge.

Previously, he founded Again Faster Equipment, a functional fitness equipment company created to serve the CrossFit community. Established in 2006, Jon took the Company global in 2012, twice landing on the Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies.

From 2007 to 2013, he served as a Senior Lecturer for CrossFit, Inc., training aspiring CrossFit trainers at over 100 seminars, including engagements in Iceland, Afghanistan, Moscow, Holland, the United States, and Canada. Jon also served on the CrossFit L1 Advisory Board, helping establish policy for the organization’s training efforts from 2011 to 2013.

He’s also done stints in state government, gym management, and consulting — and currently teaches classes at CrossFit City Line.

Jon graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Psychology. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Finance and Control from the Harvard Extension School, 2006, and has completed coursework in data analytics.

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