So much for September. Hello Halloween. Although it is a goal of mine to write more often, I only do when I am inspired AND make the time (aka make it a priority). Truth quote: "there are no excuses OR reasons, only priorities." Food for thought: will power doesn't exist and behavior change is accomplished when you believe that your efforts are worth it (aka belief leads to change).
Good sleep habits are important not only for helping you feel rested, energized, and focused during the day. In fact, many scientific studies on weight loss and sleep have found that getting good quality sleep is positively related to greater weight loss. If you want to lose weight, then try cultivating these three sleep habits in addition to your diet and exercise.
Although sleep is a basic human need, more than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders, according to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders. In fact, they further estimate that 20 to 30 million experience intermittent sleep problems.
We now know a lot of different reasons why we should lose excess weight to improve our health, but one area of health that you may not think that your weight effects is your sleep. New research shows that not getting enough sleep at night can cause you to gain weight, but not getting enough sleep at night might also mean that you need to lose excess weight.
Most people are aware that sufficient sleep is one of the most important aspects of health. So, why do so few of us get enough of it? Some regard sleeping as a waste of time, but without sufficient sleep, we’ll waste more time working inefficiently and ineffectively when we’re awake. Why is sleep important?
Why is sleep so important?Most of us agree that we don’t get enough of it. But that dragging, heavy-lidded feeling isn’t the only bad result of sleep deprivation – lack of sleep can lead to serious health risks. Short sleep duration is linked with overeating, diabetes and heart problems, depression and substance abuse, and an increased risk of nodding off at the wheel.
I attended a fitness convention about a year ago, and my favorite seminar was given by a Physician that stated, "It is better to be fit and fat than skinny and unfit." As a Fitness Professional, it can be difficult to take "body type" out o