Monday, January 31, 2011

New Year, New Your part 5

Top 10 Healthy Resolutions
5. Get a good night's sleep.

Restful sleep is essential for a fully functioning mind and body. Recent studies have also shown that cutting back on sleep reduces the benefits of dieting and specifically, their fat loss. When dieters get a full night's sleep, they lose the same amount of weight as when they slept less. However, when dieters get adequate sleep, more than half of the weight they lose is fat.

People that do not get enough sleep also feel hungrier. When sleep is restricted, dieters produce higher levels of ghrelin, a hormone that triggers hunger and reduces energy expenditure.

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