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Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight!

Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

If you want to find a way to lose weight faster, and you think there is nothing new under the sun, then what I’m about to tell you will really make you nod off.

According to Dr Kenneth Goodrick at Baylor University, a good night’s sleep is a vital ingredient for weight loss.

He believes that lack of sleep robs people of the energy they need to exercise and sets up a vicious low-energy cycle that sabotages your weight loss programme. Often when energy reserves are low, people turn to high-fat and high-sugar laden foods or caffeinated drinks for energy pick-me-ups…all of which interfere with weight loss efforts.

Some may drink 10 to 15 caffeinated beverages a day, which has a adverse effect on sleep quality. It’s a double whammy.

This is not the only fascinating connection between sleep and weight gain. Researchers have found there are two hormones involved.

Leptin, a hormone that suppresses appetite, and grehlin, which increases food intake and is thought to play a role in long-term regulation of body weight.

Sleep deprivation lowers the levels of leptin and raises levels of grehlin. This is thought to be the reason why obese people suffering with sleep apnea often put on weight faster than others.

Goodrick says, “Sleep is a time for the brain, the body, and all the hormones to get regulated and restore themselves to the baseline values for the next day. If you have caffeine, or inadequate sleep, you don’t have a chance for all of those restorative processes to get finished. So you’re ending not quite fit, or metabolically where you should be”.

What is a good night’s sleep? Participants in a US study who got less than 4 hours of sleep each night were 73 percent more likely to be obese than those who sleep between 7 and 9 hours a night, the recommended amount.

Those who slept only 5 hours each night were 50 percent more likely to be overweight, and those who slept 6 hours a night were 23 percent more likely to be overweight.

Sleep is also important to your skin. For good health we all need to get a good night’s sleep. Achieve the look and feel you desire!

If you have any feedback or thoughts to share on sleep and weight loss, please feel free to leave your comments below.

Health Fitness and Beauty

Health Fitness and Beauty

Health is wealth. By being physically fit, it can make a person look lean both inside and out.

There is a lot a person can do such as jogging or walking in the morning, playing basketball or any other sport with friends.

Just like taking any medicine, one should first consult the doctor before undergoing any form of exercise.

Physical exercise is beneficial because it helps maintain and improve ones health from a variety of diseases and premature death. It also makes a person feel happier and increases ones self esteem, preventing one from falling into depression or anxiety. It has also shown that a person with an active lifestyle lives longer than a person who doesn’t.

A person who has never worked out before should do it gradually. Doing it too much for the first time can result in injury. It is important to take incremental steps.

Beauty is not only about having muscles which is what people can see. It is also about enhancing the beauty within.

Here are some things one can do everyday to stay beautiful and healthy;

  • Reading books and other reading material more often keeps the mind sharp just like working out keeps the body in shape.
  • Work no matter what kind it is, produces stress. One can reduce this by taking the time out to do something special like taking a stroll at the beach, shopping or watching a movie. Studies have shown that it is a reliever and helps one from looking haggardly.

Advanced Sun Protection

Advanced Sun Protection

  • We cannot control the condition of the atmosphere we are in. The effects of the sun on our skin can be harmful to our health. When one goes out, it is best to put on some form of protection such as Ortus Advanced Sun Protection that contain antioxidants that protect the skin from damage. There are also other beauty products available and choosing the right one with the help of a trusted dermatologist can help the person.
  • Another way to stay healthy is to give up some unhealthy habits. Most people smoke and drink. Smoking has been proven to cause lung cancer and other diseases as well as complications for women giving birth. Excessive drinking has also shown to do the same.
  • For people who don’t smoke, it is best to stay away from people who do, since studies have shown that nonsmokers are also at risk of developing cancer due to secondary smoke inhalation.

Smile

  • Lastly, it is best to always start the day with a positive outlook. Just as studies have shown that exercise makes a person feel happier, smiling produces the same effect. A smile can do a lot and it is contagious in a positive sense. It brightens the day of not only one but others as well.

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If you have any thoughts to share on health fitness and beauty, please feel free to leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you.