Most Important Factor on Losing Weight

On the TV news they said that this one factor was more important for losing weight than any other factor, including diet and exercise. They said that it was sleep.

Less Stress, Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight

If you’re looking to lose those extra pounds, you should probably add reducing stress and getting the right amount of sleep to the list, say researchers from Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research in Portland.

In fact, although diet and exercise are the usual prescription for dropping pounds, high stress and too little sleep (or too much of it) can hinder weight loss even when people are on a diet, the researchers report.

“If you want to lose weight, things that will help you include reducing stress and getting the right amount of sleep,” Elder said.The report, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is published in the March 29 online edition of the International Journal of Obesity.

This study shows that people are more likely to lose weight when not impeded by sleep deprivation, stress or depression, he said.

I already knew the above. In fact online there was older research from a 2009 study referring to this. It is very important to take care of your mental health. There was research in the past that showed that the more that people slept, the more weight they lost.

Getting enough beauty sleep helps  you to look younger and live longer also. A week earlier I had an article published on the internet called Powerful Tips on Losing Weight. I had just heard about the above article last night. It has 4 tips on losing weight and one of them is getting enough sleep.

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