Healthy ZZZZZs

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Getting enough sleep is essential for a healthy metabolism and weight. Missing just 30 minutes a night can wreak havoc on both your weight and insulin resistance. In a recent study those who didn’t get enough sleep were 72% more likely to be obese and more likely to have blood sugar regulation issues.
The Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7-9 hours of sleep a night. They provide the following tips on their site to help you achieve that goal.

• Stick to a sleep schedule, even on weekends.
• Practice a relaxing bedtime ritual.
• Exercise daily.
• Evaluate your bedroom to ensure ideal temperature, sound and light.
• Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
• Beware of hidden sleep stealers, like alcohol and caffeine.
• Turn off electronics before bed.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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