Play hard….Sleep harder!

» Posted by on Feb 4, 2009 in Blog, Healthy Living | 0 comments

“Sleep when you’re dead”….we’re all familiar with this saying.  But skimp on your sleep and you may be “sleeping”  sooner than you want to.  According to World Report, a lack of shut-eye affects,  not only, your daily functioning but your overall health as well.  There can be many side effects looming if you neglect sleep.  Consider the following from various studies:

  • for people who sleep less than the recommended seven to eight hours, the fewer sleep they get, the more obese they tend to be according to a 2006 Institute of Medicine report.  Insufficient sleep can cause hunger hormones to go out of whack.  For example, leptin- hormone that suppresses appetite is decreases while gherlin, which stimulates hunger is increased when you do not proper amounts of sleep.
  • according to a study published by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, those skimping on sleep are more apt to make bad food choices i.e. diet higher in cholesterol and fat.
  • diabetes may be more likely.  A study found that people getting five or less hours of sleep each night were 2 1/2 time as likely to be diabetic

Ok, ok so you may not be “sleeping”  sooner than you want to but these affects are worth taking note of.  So make sure you get a good night’s sleep….JCF Boot Camp will!

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