Unable To Reach Your Fitness Goals? Check Your Sleeping habits.

Fun Fact : When we sleep our body recovers from our entire day’s hustle. During our sleep our body repairs and heals our heart and blood vessels. Hence, Sleep deprivation is a serious concern.

Lack of good sleep takes a toll on your energy, mood, health and ability to function during the day.

Inadequate or disturbed sleep can result in daytime fatigue, a strong urge to take naps during the day, irritability or anxiety, lack of concentration, depression and even mood swings.

Inadequate sleep is also linked to obesity, heart disease, hypertension, strokes and diabetes.

Do you know!!!

Losing even 15 minutes of sleep can lead to weight gain.

Sleep deprivation can cause the following problems:-

  • Less or Poor Sleep Is a Major Risk Factor for Weight Gain and Obesity.
  • Poor Sleep Can Increase Your Appetite.
  • Good Sleep Helps You Fight Cravings and Make Healthy Choices.
  • Less or Poor Sleep Can Increase Your Calorie Intake.
  • Less or Poor sleep causes indigestion and acidity.
  • Poor Sleep May Decrease Your Resting Metabolism.

**Aim to sleep for atleast 7 hours Daily**

Tips for a better sleep

  • Exercise Daily
  • De-stress try meditation or positive visualisation before sleeping
  • Use Dark curtains
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  • Do not get aggitated if you can’t sleep, relax.
  • Avoid using your phone during sleep time.
  • Have a fixed sleeping time
  • Make sure your bedroom is as comfortable as possible
  • Drink a glass of warm milk
  • Take a bath
  • Listen to calming music to unwind before bed

According to a research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, after examining the sleeping pattern of 120,000 people, researchers concluded that our sleeping pattern can be closely associated with weight management and overall health. For the study, the researchers compiled data generated by 120,000 people’s use of sleep tracker apps connected to smartphones, watches, and fitness trackers for up to two years.

At the end of the study, it was found that people with body mass indexes (BMIs) above 30 (which is categorised as obese) only slept about 15 minutes less on average than those with lower BMIs.

Doctors won’t make you healthy. Nutritionists won’t make you slim. Teachers won’t make you smart. Gurus won’t make you calm. Mentors won’t make you rich. Trainers won’t make you fit. Ultimately, you have to take responsibility. Save yourself.

Naval Ravikant

-Apurva

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