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The Crucial Link Between Sleep and Childhood Obesity

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 28, 2024 8:40:00 AM

Childhood obesity has emerged as a significant public health concern, affecting millions of children worldwide. While factors like diet and physical activity have been extensively studied, an often-overlooked contributor to this epidemic is inadequate sleep. In recent years, research has highlighted a compelling link between sleep patterns and childhood obesity. This blog post aims to explore the intricacies of this connection and shed light on the importance of prioritizing healthy sleep habits for our younger generation.

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Unlocking Weight Loss Potential Through Better Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jan 26, 2024 3:35:00 PM

In the quest for weight loss, many individuals focus primarily on diet and exercise, often overlooking a critical factor that significantly impacts their progress: sleep. While healthy eating and regular physical activity are essential components of a successful weight loss journey, the role of quality sleep should not be underestimated. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating connection between weight loss and sleep and uncover strategies to optimize both for improved overall well-being.

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Sleep Deprived? You May Also be Overeating Too

Posted by Darian Dozier on Feb 3, 2023 3:13:00 PM

Not sleeping enough can have severe consequences for your health and daily functioning. But did you know one of those affects is on your eating habits? Being tired has been shown to increase the number of calories that you consume. Your diet also decreases in quality and can cause an increase in body weight.

Part of this relationship is due to hormonal changes in the body that make it more difficult to balance hormones responsible for metabolism. Continue reading to learn more about how sleep and your appetite are connected.   

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How Good Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight (or Manage It)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 24, 2021 2:22:00 PM

Why Good Sleep is Important for Losing/Maintaining Weight

If you want to lose weight, or at least make managing your weight easier, find a comfortable bed and get busy sleeping. You should be getting at least 7 hours of sleep per day – but 8 or 9 is significantly better. Getting a healthy night’s rest can make a tremendous difference in all areas of trying to lose weight, including:

  • Moderating appetite
  • Working out more often and more intensely
  • Make choices that are good for weight
  • Help you maintain healthy stress and insulin levels, which are critical for managing weight

Lack of sleep affects your ability to manage or lose weight in many unsavory ways. Let’s look at why good sleep is great for weight control.  

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Can Sleep Problems Impact Weight Loss?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 14, 2021 11:45:00 AM

 

Many individuals face the frustrating dilemma of working towards their weight loss to no avail. Although they follow the most common methods to shed pounds like dieting and exercising, they see no difference on the scale.

If you or someone you know can attest to this experience, there's a chance that a lack of sleep may be contributing to your inability to lose weight. Many aspects of achieving a good night's rest directly affect the body's potential to slim down.

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How Good Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight (or Manage It)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Why Good Sleep is Important for Losing/Maintaining Weight

If you're looking to shed some pounds or make weight management more effortless, prioritize finding a comfortable bed and indulging in quality sleep. Aim for a minimum of 7 hours per night, but 8 or 9 would be even better. A rejuvenating night's rest can have a profound impact on your weight loss journey, including:

- Regulating your appetite

- Increasing the frequency and intensity of your workouts

- Encouraging healthier choices

- Helping you maintain optimal stress and insulin levels, which are crucial for weight management

Lack of sleep can hinder your ability to effectively manage or lose weight in various detrimental ways. So, let's explore why good sleep is a game-changer for weight control.

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The Link Between Lack of Sleep and Weight Management

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Link Between Weight and Sleep

If you are trying to lose weight, or have historically struggled with managing your weight, pay attention to how much sleep you are getting. You should be getting at least 7 hours of sleep (if you are an adult), but you also might need more depending on your unique needs. When you get less than 7 hours of sleep, and thus become sleep deprived, you are likely to exhibit numerous weight-unfriendly behaviors. To boot, lack of sleep also affects your metabolism in ways you don’t want it too if you are trying to manage or lose weight.

The link between sleep deprivation and weight is well studied. What we know is that sleep deprivation:

  • Triggers a cortisol spike, which tells your body to conserve energy (i.e., slow metabolism)
  • Inhibits your body’s ability to produce insulin, which is integral in turning carbs/sugar in to energy or, in the case of lack of sleep, into fat
  • Poor sleep can increase your appetite
  • Sleep deprivation hampers your ability to make good weight-friendly choices
  • Sleep deprivation hampers your ability to fight cravings
  • People who are sleep deprived tend to eat more

So, if you are trying to lose weight or manage weight, pay attention! Let’s explore these topics in more detail.

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Can Sleep Problems Impact Weight Loss?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 2, 2018 9:54:43 PM

 

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