by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz When it comes to sleep and fitness, intense exercise may not always be the answer. In a rested body (one that has slept at least 7 hours per night on a regular basis) high intensity exercise promotes fat loss, muscle gain, insulin receptor sensitivity, positive emotions and restful sleep. In a … Continued
Insomnia is one of the most common reasons that people visit their doctor. Sleep medications, however, come with a variety of side effects, can actually further disrupt sleep patterns, become addictive, and often fail to address the root of the problem. Long-term health depends on the regeneration that occurs during deep sleep. Growth hormone, or the “anti-aging” … Continued
If you are trying to lose weight, you are in good company. Chances are, you already know this. After all, 69% of Americans are overweight or obese, 55% would like to lose weight, and 27% are actively engaged in weight loss at any given time. You also likely know that while losing weight is possible, … Continued
Yesterday we received a question from one of our Facebook friends, asking about the effect of alcohol on weight loss. The truth is, the two don’t mix – not only in the moment (yikes!) but also over the course of time.