Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stress and Belly Fat

I was reading Prevention Magazine today and came across an article that interested me. Belly Fat! It is on everyone's mind these days. They stated that eating right and exercising regularly helps ward off both stress and belly fat,but only if you're getting enough sleep. Skimping on sleep causes levels of the stress hormone cortisol to rise,along with levels of deep abdominal fat. "There's a definite association between lack of sleep,increased stress hormones,and weight gain," says Olson. In a 6 year study Canadian researchers found that adults who averaged just 5 or 6 hours of shut-eye a night were 35% more likely to gain 10-plus pounds and were nearly 60% heavier around the middle than those who slept 7 to 8 hours.
Let's all make a goal - 7 hours or bust, I mean Belly!


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