Have you ever considered that the amount of sleep you get can affect your health and your weight?
For many people, this is an ongoing cycle that’s tough to break.
Adequate sleep sets the stage for everything else.
“When it comes to body weight, it may be that if you snooze, you lose. Lack of sleep seems to be related to an increase in hunger and appetite, and possibly to obesity. According to a 2004 study, people who sleep less than six hours a day were almost 30 percent more likely to become obese than those who slept seven to nine hours.
Recent research has focused on the link between sleep and the peptides that regulate appetite. “Ghrelin stimulates hunger and leptin signals satiety to the brain and suppresses appetite. Shortened sleep time is associated with decreases in leptin and elevations in ghrelin.
Not only does sleep loss appear to stimulate appetite. It also stimulates cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods. Ongoing studies are considering whether adequate sleep should be a standard part of weight loss programs” - WebMD
Sleep can also affect your immune function, aging process, memory, learning and metabolism. Yes, adequate sleep is a big deal!
I’m committing to getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night this week. How about you?
Would you like to increase your energy?
Join me at 6 PM on October 6, 2014 at 2057 W Heavenly Place in Prescott, AZ (Heavenlyoga) for a short and sweet workshop entitled Eating for Energy! Learn 10 ways to increase YOUR energy! More information here.
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
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