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Aug 26, 2023

In this episode of "The Art of Living Proactively," host Tony Winyard engages in a captivating conversation with Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell, a board-certified physician with a passion for sleep. Driven by her personal struggles with insomnia during medical training, Dr. Holliday-Bell became fascinated by the impact of sleep on overall health and sought ways to improve her own sleep and help others do the same. Throughout the episode, Dr. Holliday-Bell shares valuable insights on sleep hygiene, chronic insomnia, and how to align our sleep patterns with our circadian rhythm. She also delves into the importance of addressing sleep issues as a key component in maintaining optimal health. With practical tips and expert advice, this episode explores the power of sleep and how it influences every aspect of our lives.


This is a video about 236 - Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell

[00:00] 236 - Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell
[00:00] Introduction
[01:47] Decided to be a doctor at a young age
[03:19] The crazy system we have for training young doctors!
[04:24] Improving sleep will help almost any illness you have
[06:16] Sleep is my number 1 priority
[07:27] How eating late at night affects sleep
[09:22] Why you should try not to eat just before bed
[10:51] Night shift workers
[13:47] The Circadian Rhythm
[14:32] The link between lack of sleep and degenerative diseases
[16:40] Wearable devices
[18:22] Tips for those with insomnia
[21:42] Sleep medications
[24:12] Importance of Magnesium
[24:43] Waking up during the night to use the toilet
[27:55] Devices for improving sleep
[29:11] Sleep hygiene routines
[33:44] How having a sleep hygiene routine helps you be proactive
[34:14] Thoughts on being proactive
[35:13] How to make the sleep routine easier
[36:30] The link between energy and sleep
[37:26] Dr Holliday-Bells favourite book
[38:28] What have you changed your mind on?
[39:44] How does exercise and movement effect sleep?
[40:58] Angela's contact details
[42:45] Favourite quotation
[43:39] Dr Holliday-Bell's final thoughts on sleep
[45:14] Next weeks episode, 237

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Embark on an enlightening journey to discover the essence of proactive living in my podcast, "The Art of Living Proactively: Harnessing the Power of Your Choices".

Your guide is none other than Tony Winyard, a multifaceted professional committed to the cause of health and wellness. He's a qualified Functional Medicine Health Coach, Oxygen Advantage Instructor, HeartMath Certified Coach, nutrition coach accredited by Precision Nutrition, a Laughter Yoga Instructor and a Tiny Habits coach. This comprehensive set of skills allows Tony to navigate the complex web of interconnected wellness disciplines, providing a holistic approach to health.

Tony champions the cause of busy individuals, helping them reclaim their health through gradual and transformative changes in lifestyle, habits, and nutrition. With an impressive career spanning over 20 years in coaching, public speaking, and workshop facilitation, Tony has impacted lives from diverse backgrounds and cultures. He is fervently dedicated to empowering individuals to upgrade their health, well-being, and overall life quality.
With Tony, your journey to wellness is grounded in the five core pillars of health - sleep, stress management, breathing, nutrition, and physical activity. He assists clients in embracing beneficial habits while shedding unwanted ones.

Whether you seek online sessions or in-person engagement, individual coaching or group interaction, or are looking for corporate health and wellness programmes, Tony's offerings cater to all your needs.

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