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
Good Morning! Most people say that they do not exercise because they are too tired. Would you believe that these people are probably more tired BECAUSE they are not exercising? This is actually a very tough cycle to break, which is part of the reason why 70% of Americans are inactive (do not exercise 20 minutes 3-4 times per week). Exercise has many benefits with which you are probably familiar:
Is back pain familiar to you? If so, you’re not alone. Eighty percent of the population of the US, at some point in their lives, with suffer from chronic or acute low back pain. That’s a frightening statistic. About 2% to 10% of people who experience low back pain develop chronic low back pain.
The first thing most people do when low back pain strikes is reach for the pain pills. Advil and other over-the-counter medications have numerous side effects and will lose their effectiveness when used in the long term.
Instead let’s use our body to heal our pain.