Sleep is not simply downtime; it is repair and rejuvenation time for your body and your brain.
Seventy-four percent of people report regularly getting less than seven hours of sleep per night, which places them (or you) at increased risk for early brain aging, muscle and joint breakdown - and even becoming overweight. (I'll bet you never thought your weight problem could be related to your lack of sleep!)
# Diet and Nutrition
Two-thirds of our nation's adult population is overweight or obese, and even though we don't look like it from the outside, many are actually malnourished-living primarily on "empty calories." Most every common disease is somehow related to your food intake and weight distribution - so it is critically important that you know the best way to care for yourself in these areas.
1. Eat a variety of healthy and nutritious food
Eat a combination of different foods. It provides you with all the essential nutrients in balanced proportions.
2. Find your healthy weight
Try to maintain a healthy weight in relation to your height by measuring your waistline. Set yourself the goal to keep waist circumference within the healthy area - less than 93 cm for men and 80 cm for women. If you have a larger waist measurement than this, try to lose weight by reducing energy intake to less than what the body consumes, and at the same time increase physical activity.
93-100 cm (You are overweight)
Over 100 cm (You are fat)
80-88 cm (You are overweight)
Over 88 cm (You are fat)