A balanced diet and regular physical activity are the foundation of a healthy life and therefore needed to lose weight.
But if even during our sleep we could burn some extra calories effortlessly, wouldn’t that be wonderful?
If you want to find out how you can burn more calories and get the maximum benefit from your sleep, do not miss this article and put into practice these 5 simple tips.
Tip 1: Do More Exercise!
Surely you know that physical activity does burn fat, and as a result, it makes you lose the fat mass in favor of lean body mass.
What you may not know is that 1 kg of muscle, even when stationary, it burns alone 100 calories, 1 kg of fat only 18! Therefore, if you increase your muscle mass, even if you’re lying in the bed, you will burn more calories.
Tip 2: Keep the Lower Heating
We’re not telling you to get cold in the bedroom, but nowadays we often overused our home heating, keeping the temperature in the bedroom beyond the necessary. Lowering even one degree the internal temperature of the room will stimulate your body to work more in order to maintain your body temperature unchanged.
Tip 3: Be Careful with Carbohydrates
When the body needs energy, the first “fuel” that uses are carbohydrates. Finished those “it refuels” in our fat reserves. Avoid eating carbs in the evening, so your metabolism, which works even when you’re sleeping, it will burn more fat!
Tip 4: Relax!
Going to bed calm and relaxed lowers the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Scientific studies, in fact, have shown that chronically elevated levels of cortisol contribute to the accumulation of abdominal fat and make it very difficult to get rid of it!
Free your mind before going to sleep, maybe doing some Yoga exercise for relaxation. If you are interested in this topic, read here: Sleep Happy & Get Rid of Your Stress: 3 Simple Yoga Exercises!
Tip 5: Sleep at Least 7 Hours a Night
Sleep at least 7 hours will help your metabolism to work better during the day and if your metabolism is more active, you’ll burn calories faster!
Remember that to be able to sleep well at night without waking up interrupting your rest, you must have a mattress, a pillow, and a bed base that suits your physical characteristics and allow your body to rest well and for the right time.