After being in a rut for several months, I have delved into reading weight loss and fitness magazines to aid in keeping me from crawling back into said rut. I will be posting what I am reading/learning, in hopes someone else can also get something from it.
The prescription for weight loss has been said to be: eat less, exercise more and get enough sleep.. Making a habit of not getting all the zzz's you need at night could cause you to end up toting around extra pounds. Sleep levels are associated with other unhealthy habits, such as lack of physical activity. Lack of sleep can also decrease hormone levels that hepl regulate your feeling of satiety or fullness, and can increase the hormome that stimulates appetite. Some studies have also found that people who lacked in sleep, also had lower levels of glucose tolerance and higher levels of stress hormones. If you are sleeping less than six hours a night you are at risk for obesity.
While the amount of sleep one needs varies from person to person, the average adult requires 7 to 9 hours of slumber per night.
After reading this article, I think I have found a huge factor in this game of losing weight. Making sleep a higher priority is a must. If you are struggling to lose weight try hitting the sack a little bit earlier, it just may be the missing link in your equation.
- ▼ August (5)