DID YOU KNOW YOU BURN CALORIES WHILE YOU SLEEP?
BUT, you cannot count on burning calories at night as your only means of losing weight. If you consider what happens during sleep as a part of your getting fit and staying healthy routine, then you will can learn to use sleep to its advantage.
3 IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- Get enough sleep – 8 hours or more – if possible. Studies show that when you enter a deep sleep, also known as REM, your body‘s internal temperature rises causing your body to work harder to maintain that elevated temperature.
- Add weight training to your workouts. When you build muscles, your body can burn more calories throughout the day, including during sleep.
- Turn down the thermostat. When your body works hard to regulate its temperature in cooler temperatures or cold weather, you actually burn more calories.
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Crystal’s Whole Health
- 25 Surprising Facts About Sleep (buzzfeed.com)