Thursday, 9 August 2007

Tired? Watch out you don't eat too much

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If you struggle to get enough sleep every night you may be hurting more than just your energy level -- you could be setting yourself up for obesity. Studies have shown that sleep loss reduces glycogen release from the liver, which triggers hunger. This explains the "freshman 15" phenomenon for college students, and I can say that I for one do feel hungrier on days I'm more tired (plus I crave comfort foods).

This just makes me believe even more than one of the best things you can do for your health, if you were only going to do one thing, would be to get enough quality sleep every night. Of course that's easier said than done, but it's worth the effort!

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