Tagged: sleep

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Question – I’m on insulin and overweight, can sleeping fewer hours aid in weight loss?

Answer – Sleep is not a time when your body rests. Your body does things while you sleep that it can’t do when you’re awake, including recycling dead and dying cells. Researchers have recently discovered a hormone that is released only when you sleep and helps reduce inflammation. Sleep is an active time for your hormones even if not for your muscles. Also, if you feel sleepy and don’t sleep, you will cause your body to release more cortisol. Chronic release of cortisol increases blood glucose and breaks down muscle while allowing fat to be stored. Lack of sleep is...

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You Need Only Three Things For Fitness

I was reviewing the past year and the progress of my clients, both long term and short term. I can see three things affecting their success. Those who work on all three are doing the best. Those with two of the three are split: some progressing, some at a stand still. Those hitting just one area are struggling. Here are the areas to consider as you enter this new year, resolve to improve your fitness, and prepare for summer beach wear. If you’re fat and want to lose it, you have to change your lifestyle. If you’re weak and want to be...