Recents studies show that if you are looking to shed extra pounds, you should find ways to be keep stress at a minimum, be happier and get more sleep. Turns out that not doing all those things can hinder weight loss even when cutting back on calories.
How much sleep is enough?
The goal is to get enough sleep to feel refreshed in the morning and stay awake and alert throughout the day. Most people should aim for around seven to eight hours of quality sleep every night.
For the whole healthy picture, you must eat well, be active, not smoke, sleep enough, control stress, find happiness in your everyday, be positive and believe that you can change the health of your body.
Researchers speculate that if you are sleeping less or more than recommended and if your stress levels are high, you will not be able to focus on making behavioral changes.
Here’s some findings that came out of recent studies:
- 51% of people in Wales get six or fewer hours sleep a night.
- 15% of couples roll together because of a dip in their bed.
- 64% report waking with neck and back ache.
- Beds deteriorate as much as 70% over 10 years, according to industry research.
- Tiredness affects our physical and emotional health.
- Humans evolved to do certain things at certain times of day.
- Snoring, which can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea, affects 4% of people.
- Sleepers pass through five stages: one, two, three and four and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep several times a night.
- The last two stages are the deepest sleep which those with obstructive sleep apnoea may never get. Not getting them can make you feel constantly tired.
The New Equation
In other words! Relax! Be happy! Get sleep! Eat healthy! Exercise! Lose weight!