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How does sleep affect how much exercise you get?

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When you don't sleep enough, you're more likely to exercise less because you're too tired to go for a walk or head to the gym.

Extra eating and lack of exercise both lead to weight gain. Though it might be hard to get going, try to get off the couch and start moving. Not only will regular exercise help you lose weight, but it can also help you fall asleep. If you have trouble getting to sleep, try not to exercise within a few hours of bedtime. That might rev you up and make it harder to get the rest you need.

SOURCES:

Obesity Review: “The role of leptin and ghrelin in the regulation of food intake and body weight in humans: a review.”

PLOS Medicine: “Short Sleep Duration Is Associated with Reduced Leptin, Elevated Ghrelin, and Increased Body Mass Index.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Does Sleeping Longer or Shorter Impact Your Weight?”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “Short sleep duration increases energy intakes but does not change energy expenditure in normal-weight individuals.”

American Society for Nutrition: “Is Obesity Linked to Sleep Deprivation?”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Six healthy snacking strategies.”

Harvard School of Public Health: “Sleep Deprivation and Obesity.”

Medicine: “Assessment of sleep and obesity in adults and children.”

Pediatrics: “Thoughts on the Association Between Sleep and Obesity.”

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “How Sleep Habits Affect Healthy Weight.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 17, 2020

SOURCES:

Obesity Review: “The role of leptin and ghrelin in the regulation of food intake and body weight in humans: a review.”

PLOS Medicine: “Short Sleep Duration Is Associated with Reduced Leptin, Elevated Ghrelin, and Increased Body Mass Index.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Does Sleeping Longer or Shorter Impact Your Weight?”

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “Short sleep duration increases energy intakes but does not change energy expenditure in normal-weight individuals.”

American Society for Nutrition: “Is Obesity Linked to Sleep Deprivation?”

Harvard Health Publishing: “Six healthy snacking strategies.”

Harvard School of Public Health: “Sleep Deprivation and Obesity.”

Medicine: “Assessment of sleep and obesity in adults and children.”

Pediatrics: “Thoughts on the Association Between Sleep and Obesity.”

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “How Sleep Habits Affect Healthy Weight.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 17, 2020

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