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Sleep less exercise less...a new study finds

Posted Jan 04 2010 4:53pm

Sleep-Heart-Attack A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found a link between sleeping and exercise.

This may seem obvious to some, but a new small study found that individuals who sleep less will also tend to exercise less.

However the study also found that test subject will not eat less, or have altered levels of appetite-regulating hormone.

In other words, just because you don't sleep does not mean you won't eat your usual daily amount.

"In a study of 15 healthy men, researchers found that a couple nights of grabbing only four hours of sleep caused the men to curtail their physical activity compared with days where they had gotten the standard eight hours the night before, " according to Reuters.

The report goes on to say, "Practically speaking, the findings offer adults another reason to get enough sleep.

For healthy adults, that means regularly getting seven to eight hours per night, lead researcher Dr. Sebastian M. Schmid, of the University of Luebeck in Germany, told Reuters Health in an email."

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