Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How the Amount of Sleep You Get Affects Your Hormones and Your Pant Size


By Monika Tarkowska-Carter, CPT, LWMC, HLC 2

Every day we are faced with troubling statistics about the health of Americans. We are the fattest nation on Earth, with 65% of us being either obese or overweight. We all know that this very fact increases our susceptibility to so many diseases: heart attacks, strokes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and insulin resistance, asthma, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, cancer, etc., etc. The list goes on and on.
We take more medications than ever in our history, yet we struggle more, not less, not only with diseases, but also depression and, as recent statistics show us, insomnia, or just plain lack of sleep.
Could this fact somehow contribute to our ever-expending waistlines? Could we become slimmer just by sleeping more?  
Learn all about the details of the sleep connection to weight loss here.

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