Are you sleep deprived right now? Sleep is an often forgotten and critical component to good health. In this blog, I want to briefly share with you the benefits of sleep and why it is critical for weight loss.
Benefits of Sleep
Slows the aging process
Increases energy levels
Improves overall health
Reduces risk of premature death
Enhances your immune system
Makes you more mentally alert
Improves physical and mental performance
Critical for Weight Loss
When you are tired, your brain doesn't know if it is sleep deprived or in need of glucose. Therefore, you will naturally crave sugar when you are tired. Haven't you felt that way before? I know whenever I don't get a good night's rest, I feel the craving to eat more than I normally would. Also, when you are tired, you don't usually feel like being active and working out. Thus, sleep deprivation is a recipe for weight loss failure!
Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night!
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Source: Core Performance Endurance by Mark Verstegen p. 52-53