To top it all off, according to the National Sleep Foundation, women are biologically conditioned not to sleep as well as men! This is due to the fluctuation of hormone levels (i.e. estrogen and progesterone) in our bodies throughout the month and over our lifetime. (Seriously…where can I lodge a complaint?) In addition to the fact that your body may be working against you, most of us make it more difficult for ourselves to finally get some rest when the time comes by participating in a variety of sleep-depriving activities throughout the day. So, turn on your white noise machine, grab a glass of warm milk and consider
- Do you waste precious hours tossing and turning through the night?In this day and age, many of us are juggling demanding jobs and domestic responsibilities, suffering from a great deal of stress, and pulling late nights. Heck, we might as well have a USB jack in our wrists for all the time we spend plugged in to our Apple products. It's no wonder-and no shock to hear-that most of us aren't getting the proper amount of beauty sleep.
- Sarah B. Weir, Shine Senior Writer | Healthy Living – 1 hour 23 minutes agoTime to
Last Saturday night, I scurried around the house turning all my clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time and warning my husband and kids that they would be losing an hour of sleep. We dutifully pulled our covers up under our chins by 10:30 (now 11:30!-or so we thought-go to bed!). The next morning, March 3, when I rousted everyone to get up for their Sunday activities and then discovered that Daylight Savings occurs, in fact, this coming this weekend, on March 9, I was not a popular mom. "The good news is you are starting your morning bright and early," I said sheepishly. Groans all around.
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Who out there likes Daylight Savings Time? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Not the citizens of of Arizona or Hawaii who never adopted the practice. Nor the citizens of the Twitterverse, who have been griping about it since at least last weekend when I checked out the hash tag, AbolishDayLightSavings (#DownWithDST is also a popular callRead More »from March 9 is Daylight Savings Time (Cue Music from 'Jaws')
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Americans eat a lot of sugar--collectively, we consume more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. That's about 6 teaspoons more than has been recommended...until now. The World Health Organization has recently said that we should cut back our sugar consumption to 6 teaspoons a day, which translates to about 5 percent of our daily caloric intake, or about 100 calories total. Less than a can of soda.
Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, there are still lots of food items that harbor sugar--and some of them are things you wouldn't guess, like ketchup (one tablespoon contains a teaspoon of sugar), jarred spaghetti sauce (10 grams of sugar per half-cup serving), and soy milk (6 grams of sugar per cup).
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