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||[Nov. 8th, 2006|01:45 pm]
Tracking daily Nutrition, Goals, Vitamins, Dietary
First an article from one of the pages: http://www.dietbites.com/Diet-Articles-8/daily-pattern-weight-loss.html
The National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey conducted on more than 9,000 individuals during a two year period from 1982-1984 indicated that sleep may be connected to obesity.
In a 1987 follow up study involving more than 8,000 individuals, researchers determined that those getting less than five hours of sleep each day were 73% more likely to become obese than those individuals receiving the standard seven to nine hours of sleep each day.
For those getting in an hour more of sleep (6 hours) they were 27% more likely to become obese than their five-hour sleeping-beauty counterparts in the study. Just an additional hour appeared to cut the obesity-risk factor.
So what about those getting two to four hours sleep per night? Based on the five-hour results, we'd assume that obesity risk would increase, but it actually decreased to 67%.
In Summary: Sleeping not only assists the body in healing and energizing, it's a great way to keep away from eating.
How many hours of sleep do you need each night? As with weight issues, everyone is different. While one individual may do best with 7 hours of sleep each night, another might require up to 10 hours.
The next time that you wake up and feel wonderful, note how long that you slept - as well as the foods that you consumed the day before and the activities performed. In doing such, you just may find a valuable Health Key.
http://www.dietbites.com/article1154.html (Goal: to lose 10 to 25 lbs)
http://www.dietbites.com/article1172.html (Goal: to lose 26 to 75 lbs)