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Eat Less, Exercise More

By Tawnya Manion | February 7, 2013

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Photo: chrisphoto

Eat less, exercise more. Sounds easy doesn’t it! Then, why do millions of people struggle with losing weight?  Our relation to food is more than just eating to sustain life, we have a deep emotional connection to what we eat. From the moment we come into this world, the act of consuming food is associated with a bond to our mothers. Then, as we grow older the sustenance that comforted us or was given to us as a reward carries into our behaviors as adults. Beneath our relationship with edibles consists an underlying physical or psychological  imbalance that can lead to cravings and over eating. That is why the ability to stop over consuming comes as such a hard task for a lot of people.

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Lack of Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

By Tawnya Manion | October 1, 2012

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lack of sleep linked to obesity

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As the percentage of overweight and obese people in the United States continues to grow, it becomes increasingly important for the public to understand how to obtain optimal health. Though diet and exercise are at the utmost importance when helping a person maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, other factors, such as stress, metabolism, genetics, and sleep also contribute to a person’s predisposition and capability to take pounds off of their frame or avoid diseases. According to a study published in The American Journal of Human Biology, getting enough sleep at night may ensure that a person eats when they are hungry and stops when they are full. Therefore, poor sleeping habits directly effect appetite control and glucose metabolism. Read More

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