Are you currently challenged with your weight loss program and desire to overcome this obstacle? Portland researchers from Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research say if you’re looking to lose those unwanted pounds you need to reduce your stress and get the proper amount of sleep.
“We found that people who got more than six but less than eight hours of sleep, and who reported the lowest levels of stress, had the most success in a weight-loss program,” said study author Dr. Charles Elder.
Elder speculates if you are sleeping less or more than recommended and if your stress levels are high, you will not be able to focus on making behavioral changes.
These factors may also have a biological impact, he added.
“If you want to lose weight, things that will help you include reducing stress and getting the right amount of sleep,” Elder said.