Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Importance of Sleep

Exercise protects against cancer but only if you get enough sleep. In a study of nearly 6,000 women, those who did moderate exercise (like walking) for one hour daily and slept less than seven hours a night had a 47 percent greater chance of developing cancer than exercisers who sleep seven hours or more. Being active improves immune function, which helps prevent cancer but skimping on sleeps reduces immunity, says author James Mc Clain, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute.

Are you having trouble sleeping? Try establish a bedtime routine to help your body to chill.


Ron Centeno said...

This is one thing i wish I had more of...sleep!

Bill said...

i try and get at least 5 hours per night. Sometimes it does not happen. have a great one.

addyforest said...

I always have this problem. I can't sleep 'til past 1 or 2 in the morning. I know it's not healthy but thank you for posting! This is a great information.

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