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Bad Sleep Makes You Fat| Here is How…

Good, restorative, restful sleep is the cornerstone of wellness. 

“You can get away with eating bad and skipping a workout for a day or two but not sleeping well just one night causes your body and mind to breakdown in any number of subtle, and not so subtle, ways. Sleeping well, promotes focused mental performance, a stable mood, a strong immune system, a healthy stress response, proper cellular repair and a healthy metabolism. 

It’s also when your body does much of its disease-fighting maintenance work – when it ‘takes out the cellular trash,’ makes repairs and restores you for the day ahead. So, when you’re chronically short on restorative sleep, it’s a lot bigger deal than just feeling lousy and cranky in the morning – you’re inviting increased risk for serious health problems.

Another major reason to raise your sleep game? Weight control. Turns out, the lack of good, quality sleep also disrupts your metabolism and hormonal balance, which in turn play a big role in weight gain. 

Here’s a snapshot of how seven of the key hormones that regulate metabolism and how poor sleep impacts them:

1) Not enough quality sleep = more fat-triggering cortisol.

Lack of sleep is a stressor. Stress stimulates cortisol production which signals your body to retain fat by disrupting your insulin response, promoting insulin resistance.

2) Not enough quality sleep = carb cravings

Excess cortisol can trigger excess hunger, usually for starches and sweet stuff, in other words, a junkie-level addiction to sweets.

3) Not enough quality sleep = not enough fat-burning glucagon.

Just as too much-insulin cues your body to store fat, glucagon tells your body to burn it. When you don’t get enough good quality sleep, glucagon levels drop, leaving you without enough glucagon on hand to keep burning fat.

4) Not enough quality sleep = less heart-helping adiponectin.

Adiponectin is a hormone that promotes insulin sensitivity and helps your body break down fat. It also decreases inflammation and supports cardiovascular function. Less sleep means you lose those benefits—and gain weight.

5) Not enough quality sleep = less satiety-taming leptin. 

Leptin is the hormone that causes you to feel full. When leptin levels are low, that feeling of fullness is slow in coming and that delay results in eating more than your body really needs.

6) Not enough quality sleep = too much ghrelin. 

Ghrelin is the hormone that triggers hunger. When your ghrelin levels are high, you feel hungrier than you should, and again, you eat more.

7) Not enough quality sleep = insufficient human growth hormone (HGH).

HGH improves your body’s ability to metabolize fat, so when HGH levels drop, weight tends to rise. This “fountain of youth” hormone is made during the deepest stage of sleep, so it’s not enough just to get sleep—you have to get deep, uninterrupted sleep.”

Ready to raise your sleep game – starting tonight?

1. Take the Sleep Quiz!
This 28-second quiz will help you identify the specific key area (mental, physical or environmental) you must focus on FIRST to fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night long. Start the sleep audit quiz to uncover what’s holding you back from a deep peaceful nights rest tonight… click here 

2. Work with me privately
If you’d like to work directly with me to improve your sleep on a personal level, just email info@devinburke.com and put “sleep coaching” in the subject line. Tell me about your sleep and how you want it to improve, and I’ll get you all the details!

3. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
I share additional sleep and health tips on my Facebook PageInstagram page and Youtube channel. Let’s connect! 

Source: https://www.bewell.com/blog/5-ways-bad-sleep-makes-you-fat 

Simple Sleep Secrets

Simple Sleep Secrets

P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 3 ways I can help you reclaim your health and energy and performance.

1. Join “Unlock High Performance” and connect with purpose-driven entrepreneurs and leaders who are unlocking high performance. It’s my new Facebook community where smart entrepreneurs and leaders learn to get more energy, freedom, influence and impact
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2. Can’t get or stay asleep? Watch the New Sound Sleep Master Class
I’ve realized how important sleep really is to mental and physical performance, so I put together a new workshop to help you get and stay asleep! If you’d like to sleep like a baby every night, reclaim your energy, take back your health and experience more freedom in your mind, body, and life… 
— Watch it here

3. Work with me privately
If you’d like to work directly to improve your sleep and performance… just shoot me a message here … tell me a little about your health, business and life and what you’d like to work on together, and I’ll get you all the details!

How to Live a Vibrant Healthy Life

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Summary:

I believe that health is our greatest gift and that being healthy is really about living life to the fullest every day. I believe that true wellness is found by finding balance in all areas of life; developing a spiritual practice, having healthy relationships, finding purpose in your career, being physically active, and by providing the proper nutrition to not only your body but also your spirit.

But finding a balance in the 21st century can be a challenge. With hectic schedules, constant distractions and a continuous stream of new information, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed and confused about what to do and what not do to maintain a healthy balanced life.

My name is Devin Burke and I’m a passionate wellness educator, health and fitness coach. I’ve been there. I know how it feels to be overwhelmed and confused about what to do, to live a truly vibrant and healthy life. We’ve all been in a place where we’ve struggled to eat a healthier diet, create healthier relationships, implement healthier habits, build our finances, create more time to be with our loved ones, to take better care of our body and mind, and to find the tools and strategies that actually work in our busy 21st century lives.

After spending over 10 years studying and implementing, cutting edge lifestyle management techniques, attending courses, trainings, workshops with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts and coaching people of various ages and backgrounds…I’ve discovered that leading a healthy life doesn’t have to be overwhelming, confusing or difficult.It doesn’t have to be stressful, time consuming or full of deprivation.

I made it my mission to inspire and guide as many people as possible to live more fulfilling, joyful, healthy and balanced lives. Through my education and training I’ve come to realize that it’s ultimately small choices that lead to big changes.. Because once you know better you can do better.

So are you ready to wake up everyday feeling refreshed and renewed? To experience more energy, vitality, joy, adventure, love, passion, and fulfillment?

Are you ready to live your healthiest life by learning the tools to optimize your body and mind? If so (follow me by subscribing to my channel and) let me be your guide to finding the lifestyle choices that will help you to, live better, look better and to feel better. I’m going to help you achieve your health goals; from teaching you how to discover what foods are right for your body, to showing you how to find balance through exercise, to creating more meaning in your relationships, developing more passion in your career, minimizing your stress, and maximizing your energy.

You’ll learn how to reduce food cravings, achieve your ideal weight, get more restful sleep and how to find the time to do without it interfering with your busy life. Through sharing my cutting edge fast and proven tips on how to live a more healthy, inspired, and fulfilling life you’ll learn how all parts of your life, affect your health as a whole. Get ready to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding.

Each week I’ll be sharing new content through inspiring videos with innovative strategies, techniques, tools and tips on how to dramatically improve your health and wellness, and lead others to do the same. To not only experience a new perspective and vital energy in your own life, but to guide your family and friends to join you on the journey to wellness by achieving a higher quality of life. Because that’s really what health is all about. Choose to take your health and life to the next level.

Subscribe now I look forward to educating, supporting and inspiring you to not only look and feel better… but be better.

Let us make the decision together to give and receive our greatest gift…

Let us live passionately… on purpose!!

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Thanks for your support and sharing the gift of health 🙂

-Devin