The Guardian Sleeping less than six hours a night skews activity of hundreds of genes The Guardian "The surprise for us was that a relatively modest difference in sleep duration leads to these kinds of changes," said Professor Derk-Jan Dijk,...
This article has taught me that losing sleep really does have an affect on your daily activity. I thought that it would not have any affect and that I would still have the same energy regardless of how much hours of sleep I got. But given that i am wrong, I would definitly love to sleep more to have more energy through-out the day.
It is said that slow and steady approaches to weight loss might be best. You don't need to put it all in one day, and you shouldn't expect to lose it all within a short period of time. Sudden quick weight loss can lead to unhealthiness down the road. If you dramatically cut your calorie intake, they can reach dangerous levels which will lead to malnutrition. The Enterprise Women's Center recommends people to lose 10 percent of their baseline weight in six months; this often comes out to average one or two pounds a week. Doctors normally prescribe a 1,000 to 1,200 calorie diet for women who are obese and 1,200 to 1,600 calorie diet for men who are obese. The diet should include foods that decrease cholesterol and should avoid high-calorie ingredients like oils. You should also replace alcohol intake with water; and drink up to eight glasses of water a day. In addition, to your diet plan, you should plan to exercise at least 30 to 45 minutes a day three to five times a week.
i agree that slow and steady approaches to losing weight is better than rushing to lose weight. For me, I would always make goals that i would lose a certain amount of weight by a certain time, but as i realized, that I should not be counting by the calories but just taking it slow at a time.
A new study supports that you should stick with the traditional three meals a day rather than going for the six mini meals. The more times you eat, the more likely you are to overeat, experts say. Findings showed that those who consumed three meals had lower blood-fat levels over time. Study suggests that eating fewer bigger meals may be more advantageous metabolically compared to eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day. Study included eight obese women over two 12-hour periods on two separate days. All women consumed 1,500 calories with one group consuming three 500 calories liquid meals while the other group consumed six 250-calorie liquid meals. They measured blood sugar and blood fat levels every 30 minutes.
" Use moderate to heavy weights with fewer repetitions (use a weight you can lift 6 to 8 times before reaching failure instead of one you can lift 12 or 15)" This post helped me learn that I should rather use heavy weights and lift a few times, rather than light weights and lift more times. Because when I usually work out I thought that they more times you lift the better.
"Denise Zimmerman’s battle with sleeplessness began 30 years ago, when she was 18. Over the years, as the problem worsened and became chronic, she began to rely on the pharmaceuticals that her doctors seemed eager to prescribe." I am now 18 and i usually sleep from around 1-4am on a regular basis. and with this, i am trying to fix my sleeping habit. If Denise's problem got worse, then i definitly need to fix my sleeping patterns now. And as part of my project proposal fixing my sleeping habit is something I will need to do.
I joined a "diet" program a couple years ago that promised you could eat anything you want and be thin. All you had to do was repeat certain affirmations, go to weekly class, listen to the hypnosis tapes and voila, you would be magically thin! You would repeat affirmations like: "Everything I eat makes me thinner and healthier now". I did everything that I was told, and I ate everything that I wanted to. Guess what? I gained weight. In the end, I felt foolish for spending all the time and money on something so silly. Since I'm a psychotherapist specializing in weight control and eating disorder treatment, I have an obvious bias toward thinking that our weight is a combination of our genes, thought, feelings, and behaviors. Self-awareness is the key to long-term weight loss and weight maintenance. You need to ay close attention to what we think we we put into our bodies, and how we feel. Next, is to bust yourself, the thought police needs to come in and arrest those nasty, self-defeating thoughts. Then, most importantly, those thoughts need to be replace with thoughts that will help you reach your goal. E.g. "Is that a choice that will move me in the direction I want to go?" "I can reach my weight-loss goal." Can we think ourselves thin? No not really, but we can think ourselves to the behaviors that will make us thin!
I agree that our thinking has a big role of how much we do lose weight. "It's all in your head" is something I told myself through-out my life. And keeping in mind that i can do it, and thinking positive will help me lose weight.
About 40% of Americans report that they never exercise; a figure that has remained steady in the past decades. Only 2.5 to 3.5% of Americans do the minimum amount of recommended activity. It seems to be difficult to motivate people to be active. Some researchers suggest that the best answer is for people to be told to find an exercise, and an intensity level that makes them feel good. So the conclusion is to find an exercise program that is pleasant for them. Every study that has been done on exercise has concluded that it is good for us. Studies have show that regular exercise like brisk walking has helped people live longer than those who did not engage in exercise in their spare time. Additional studies have concluded that exercise increases the life expectancy for everyone, regardless of weight.
I don't understand why only 40% of americas would exersize. Exersizing makes me feel so much better about myself. I feel healthier and feel like I look better. With the feeling that exersize brings, and the results that it brings, why wouldn't people want to exersize?
I love this receipt! It seems really easy and simple to make. For a good snack or breakfast I would love to try this. And because I love eating spinach(which I eat everyday by putting in my smoothies) this will be perfect for me!