Sleepless? Peel some fruit. Researchers in Taiwan say eating kiwis may help you fall asleep. When insomniacs ate two kiwis an hour before bed every night for 4 weeks, they conked out 35% faster. One explanation: Kiwi contain serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates your sleep cycle.
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We all know how important it is to keep moving--and how easy it is to cut back on sleep when there are many demands on our time. But I've learned that when I don't get at least 7.5 hours of sleep, life starts to unravel. I'm more easily tempted to skip exercise and eat mindlessly, and it's harder to focus on the very things I thought I was making time for by cutting back on sleep. The result: slip-ups, stress, self-criticism, and negativity. Get your daily ZZZZZZZZ! 102
You Snooze, You Lose: Sleep More to Weigh Less
I have recently discovered the power of my self will in helping me stick to my planned fitness and nutritional goals for the day. In the morning when I reach out to snooze my workout alarm, I tell myself that I have rested for the night and that it's time to get moving. During the day when I am tempted by extra snacks I tell myself to stick to the planned snacks and nutrition for the day, otherwise that hour of exercise in the morning would have been wasted. 224
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