Sleep matters when it comes to dropping fat.
Your body requires a certain number of hours for rest and recovery, especially when you are enduring hard workouts AND other life stressors.
For most - the research seems to conclude that 7 to 8 hrs per night is the right amount.
A study following nearly 70,000 women for 16 years showed that those sleeping less than 5 hrs per night weighed more than those sleeping 7 to 8 hrs per night.
- Sleep is the major time of the day that your body can breakdown cortisol (your major stress hormone that can literally switch off your fat burning
ability, prematurely age you and have negative impact on your long term health)
- Sleep is the major time of the day that your body produces human growth hormone. This is VITAL for anti-aging, fat burning potential and longevity.
- Hunger and food cravings increase 3 fold (or more) in people who lack sleep - (I personally notice that two nights of bad sleep in a row for me definitely
has this effect on me)
FOCUS ON QUALITY SLEEP: Crave Less, Recover Better, Cope with stress better, Age better :)
Sounds good doesn't it!