Get more sleep people!

Like many other people out there, I constantly have an over-flowing to-do list with so many things to fulfill that I’d rather pull my hair out strand by strand than to complete any of the tasks at hand. The everyday to-dos include fitting in exercise, job responsibilities, being stable financially and making time for my family. I used to be so bad at worrying about all of those other things that I started taking time from my sleep. I would stay up too late, then drag myself to the gym at 6 a.m. and then to work, and blah, blah, blah! Big mistake! My days seemed so non-existent, the same routine over and over, and I was always exhausted! I actually had to go to my doctor a few months back because I was very under the weather. He did his usual thing and asked me the same old questions, and then asked me about how much sleep have I been getting. I answered him, and he informed me that it could be the reason why I was currently sick. He went into more detail and explained to me how getting sufficient sleep could improve several aspects of my life including losing weight.

Some major studies have recently found that clocking too few zzz's may increase your appetite, which is what used to happen to me. I would replace the calories burned during a spinning class or after my workouts because I felt absolutely depleted. People who log a concrete eight hours, on the other hand, tend to weigh less. Ample shuteye encourages your body to produce more of the fullness hormone leptin and less of the hunger hormone ghrelin, plus it helps ease anxiety and depression, both of which can trigger emotional eating! Ladies, I know you know what I’m talking about! You may also avoid injury with appropriate amounts of sleep. Skimp on sleep, and you're more prone to clumsiness, which could mean a crash, fall, burn, you get the drift! A tired brain processes information more slowly, stalling reaction time so that even simple movements (pedaling a bicycle, swinging a tennis racket, you get the drift) can feel awkward.

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