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Losing weight and belly fat improves sleep

November 14, 2012

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Rob Taylor
January 11, 2013

This is a great article and not something that a lot of people realise. Proper nutrition and exercise can help with all manner of lifestyle problems. There is some amazing information at my blog if you are interested.

Use common sense with regards to diet and exercise and you won’t go far wrong.

January 7, 2013

Health should be our only concern in life really…in my opinion its the most important. I love helping people make a decision to change their lives and become an individual who cares about their health!

January 1, 2013

Such a great and informative post. This is really helpful for people who wants to have a healthy body. Keep posting!

December 27, 2012

In the last five years, we had many new research conducted by scientists, doctors and nutritionists, examining how and why our bodies both store and use belly fat. Results show that getting rid of stubborn belly fat is not necessarily about the amount of calories, grams of fat, or number of crunches. In fact, researchers have dismissed all the things we believe for so many decades about losing belly fat and getting a toned, flat stomach.

The good news about the new research is that it also found out that losing belly fat is faster, easier and more pleasant than we used to believe for many decades. Losing belly fat does not need long hours in the gym and any fancy equipment or gadgets. Ultimately, starvation is also not required. All you need is a commitment to live with healthier and better looking body. Are you interested of the recent research and findings?

December 24, 2012

Nice post. Yes it is true that your eight effect sleep. It is very important to stay healthy and reduce your weight to get good night sleep. There are various information available for weight loss and belly fat reduction. also gives information on belly fat reduction.

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Abdul Razzaq
December 20, 2012

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December 23, 2012

nice post

December 18, 2012

I can attest personally that as I have gained weight, I have not slept as well. I have had to begin using a C-PAP since I now have sleep apnea.
December 17, 2012

Not only sleep, losing belly fat and overall weight helps improve lifestyle in general.

December 13, 2012

An interesting article. I hadn’t considered the implication of belly fat on sleep. I am writing a blog on loosing back fat and this would be useful back ground information.

As you say, the only real cure is exercise and better diet. All the benefits flow from the resulting weight loss, such as better sleep and alertness during the day.

Jenni K
November 29, 2012

Not only sleep, losing belly fat and overall weight helps improve lifestyle in general.

Rusty Solomon
November 28, 2012

For healthy and fit and balanced longevity, it is really necessary to reduce your weight. Appropriate food diet and frequent workouts will definitely help you to decrease your body fat.

November 23, 2012

Psyllium is the husk of the seed of the Plantain and is a top herb used in weight control and for general intestinal health. Also, it is very important that when you take psyllium husk, you drink extra water to ensure that the psyllium can move through the colon with ease. It is also best that you begin with a low dose and slowly build up to the recommended dose.

November 23, 2012

Good post……
When you sitting all the day in front of computer or TV, you gain extra fats or you can say belly fats. Proper diet and regular exercises will definitely help you to reduce your fats. If you want to join any gym or health club, first you need to decide how many pounds you want to lose.

November 17, 2012

Also a high-fat diet can disrupt sleep patterns orexina.Un regarding the laboratory test conducted on rodents in a sleep-wake cycle of 24 hours found that when animals were fed a diet high in saturated fats slept in the times when they would normally be awake and active, and it took longer to fall asleep and this was more fragmented, agitated and inquieto.La orexin is a brain chemical that helps stabilize the sleep-wake cycle, the researchers found that high-fat diet reduced sensitivity to orexin and therefore this type of diet led to poor sleep quality

Rodger Somers
November 16, 2012

Very interesting. It seems like every month more and more evidence shows how important it is to lose abdominal fat, for both fitness and overall health!

November 16, 2012

For fit and healthy long life, it is really necessary to lose your weight. Proper food diet and regular exercises will definitely help you to reduce your fats.

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November 16, 2012

Overweight do have effect on sleep, studies has shown it and also i have observe it from a friend who has problem with sleeping because of being obese.

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November 16, 2012

Very informative, i read recently obesity is connected to loss of sleep.

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November 15, 2012

thank you for this blog i happy for this informathion

Stefan Sarjusingh
November 15, 2012

Yes this is quite true, I experienced this when I lost weight…..

November 15, 2012

What an interesting chicken or egg study! I am wondering what changed in the people losing weight — besides weight loss — that triggered the change. Maybe exercising as part of their diet helped them feel less stressed out? Maybe their diet changed the state of their hormones? There is a powerful connection between stress, diet, belly fat, the adrenals — and sleep! Glad to see this issue being taken seriously!

November 15, 2012

For fit and healthy long life, it is really necessary to lose your weight. Proper food diet and regular exercises will definitely help you to reduce your fats.

November 15, 2012

Too many cheeseburger and sitting all day at the computer = extra pounds
some sport is good for health

November 15, 2012

This is true overweight and stress affect sleep.
nice post

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