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Too Little Sleep Plus Binging Leads to Weight Gain

A new study reveals that lack of sleep leads to overeating of snacks after dinner, which has more calories than any single meal, thereby leading to weight gain. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to Kenneth Wright, director at the University of Colorado, extra sleep per se will not lead to loss of weight and that weight gain and obesity problems are much more complex than that.  Wright and colleagues monitored 16 male and female adults who were young, lean and healthy.  The participants lived for about two weeks at the […]

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Reasons Behind Diet Failures

Jessica Bartfield,MD, a medical specialist in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care states that many people resolve to lose weight every year but only 20% are able to achieve their goals. She adds that dieting is a skill that requires practice and learning, but most people do not decrease in size because of four top reasons. The number one reason people do not lose weight is that they underestimate the number of calories they actually consume in a day. She recommends paying attention to food portion sizes and increasing awareness of every […]

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More than 38 million children participate in organized sports annually and about a tenth of these children suffer from sports injuries. Many of these injuries are preventable, and recent research shows that getting adequate amount of sleep may be one of the important ways to avoid injuries. Research involving adolescent athletes from a private school in California reveals that those who slept less than the recommended eight hours per night were more likely to be involved in sports injuries than those who got more sleep. Although there are several factors that may influence the incidence of injuries among student athletes […]

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