In order to be all fit and healthy, it is important that you eat the most nutritional diet and do regular exercises. However, you will be surprised to know that taking rest and sleeping habits also dictates our fitness regime. Sleeping habits are a crucial input to be fit and not clumsy. In order to remain fit, it is important that we take an extra effort to get our body relax and sleep as per our body needs.

Here below we have 3 ways in which your sleeping habits affect your fitness:

  • Implications of Sleep Research for Weight Gain: Weight gain completely results from sleep deprivation. When you are sleep deprived, your body craves more food and you will have to eat more of it to feel full. It is common for people who are tired to reach for food as a way of keeping themselves invigorated and alert. If your goal is to lose weight, one of the ways to overcome cravings, reduce calories and have more control over your diet is simply to get enough sleep.
  • Feeling of exhaustion: Lack of proper sleep will definitely not add any good to your body but will harm for sure. Besides feeling exhausted all day, not getting enough sleep can cause you to become clumsier than usual and can also affect how your brain functions.
  • Risk of diabetes and lower metabolism: Sleeping is an essential part of being fit and active. Sleep deprivation also results in increasing the risk of diabetes. General studies have found that sleep deprivation can slow glucose breakdown by as much as 30 to 40%, which is why long-term sleep loss can increase your risk of diabetes.

So sleeping does affect our fitness. Don’t you all agree?


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Joydev Mishra


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