Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Could the Amount of Sleep You're Getting Affect Your Weight Loss?

Reuters published a news release yesterday about a small sleep study with overweight people in the UK. The study indicated that amount of sleep may be a factor in weight loss. All the participants lost about seven pounds over the course of the short study. However, those who slept 8 and a half hours burned more fat and those who slept 5 and half hours burned muscle. Though the amount of sleep a person needs varies by the individual, it makes sense to me that when embarking on a lifestyle shift that includes diet and exercise, sleep should be a consideration, also, toward improved well being over all.

Sleep Loss May Thwart Dieters’ Fat Loss

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