Saturday, December 20, 2008

Too Little and Too Much Sleep Makes You Fat


A study from Laval University in Quebec, Canada found that nightly sleep duration predicted future weight gain. Getting too little or too much sleep at night increases the risk of obesity. They examined nearly 300 adults, organized according to their typical sleep duration: short, 5-6 hours; average, 7-8 hours; and long 9-10 hours. Short sleep duration increased the risk of obesity by 27%, while long sleep duration increased it by 21 percent compared to average sleep duration. The results were not influenced by energy intake or daily exercise. During the six year study, short and long duration sleepers were more likely to gain 11 pounds or more than people who slept 7-8 hours per night. Good sleep patterns are critical for weight control. Get a good night's sleep every night. Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and evening. Sleep in a dark, quiet room, avoid vigorous exercise before bedtime and get up at the same time every morning. Establishing consistent sleep patterns will make you feel better and helps control body fat.

I read this article from Muscular Development.

6 Comments:

Harry potter said...

thats right sister, about late sleep now my body is heavy...wuakakakakak im not tiny before im blogging .....hehehehe, and you?, but ur pict is very sexy with pinky

posh_post said...

oh that is soooo right!

Nazar said...

Hi Ria...U're absolutely Right Dear..
If i take a sleep for long time, my body go crash my friend said hehee
Thanx for Rich Content from You Ria
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mothercares said...

that correct dear...

swyt butterfly said...

i'm aperson who face a lot of difficulty in sleeping.. i can sleep for about maximum 5-6 hrs but still luckily no gaining of weight..
during this 5-6 hrs of sleep so many times i wake up..
and thanx for your tips for a goodnyts sleep..i'll try..

pinaykeypoint said...

I hope you had a great Christmas with your family and loved ones.

Wishing you all the best in 2009. Good life and good health to you and your family. More Blessings to all of us. Cheers!!

 
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