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The Role Of Cholesterol And How Excess Of It, Can Harm Your Health

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Cholesterol is necessary for various body processes!

Cholesterol is necessary for
various body processes!

The infamous cholesterol is a kind of fat that is mainly formed by the liver and in order to aid the body with its various metabolic functions. In addition it also helps in the production of vital hormones and bile and also to help our bodies absorb vitamin D efficiently

When surplus cholesterol is existent in our blood streams, the extra tends to get deposited in various arteries, for instance the coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are responsible for supplying our heart muscle with oxygen. Contraction of these very arteries is able to cause angina, clots that block other pathways to the heart, chest pain and clots that end up going to the brain, which can later cause a stroke.

As our bodies are able to produce cholesterol on its own, there is no need to indulge in foods that are loaded with cholesterol, as abundance of it simply leads to serious health conditions. Cholesterol levels can be determined by taking a simple blood test. It is a wise habit to keep a check on your cholesterol levels regularly as this will allow you to determine whether or not you need to make changes in your eating habits and your lifestyle.

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Regular Exercise Can Help You Sleep Well

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Exercise can help you sleep better!

Exercise can help you sleep better!

Inadequate sleep can jeopardize your health in various ways. It can increase your weight, by messing up the production of the appetite regulating hormones leptin and ghrelin. Sleep deficiency can also disturb the body’s regulation of blood sugar, which is known to increase risk the risk for getting diabetes.

Studies indicate that exercising regularly is great not only for your waistline but is also beneficial for your heart. What’s more is that exercise will help you sleep better too. Studies discovered that people who engaged in intense physical activity were also never had problems with waking up too early and not being able to go back to sleep again. In contrast, half of the individuals from the study that didn’t work out complained to have trouble sleeping at night.

Additionally, the study also stated that people who didn’t exercise are more likely to suffer from symptoms of sleep apnea, a sickness that causes one to stop breathing occasionally whilst sleeping. Furthermore, it is also linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular ailments and stroke. Another fascinating discovery was that individuals who worked out near bedtime found sleeping as easy as individuals who worked out during early hours of the day.

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A Bit of Insight On What Exactly Is Sleep And Its Purpose?

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

 In order to maintain optimal health, aim for 7 hours of sleep daily!

In order to maintain optimal health,
aim for 7 hours of sleep daily!

Why is it that we constantly hear doctors advocating a good night sleep? According to scientists sleep is vital for restoring and sustaining physical and mental health. This mainly has to do with the particular functions and processes our body and brain carry out whilst we are asleep which otherwise our bodies won’t be able to perform.

During sleep our consciousness isn’t entirely stationary. Our brain is rather active and goes through two major phases of sleep, repeatedly. The first stage is known as Rapid Eye Movement and the second is known as Non- Rapid Eye Movement. Depending on the amount of light that we are surrounded by, our body’s internal clock adjusts when we should sleep and how we’ll be able to sleep. Naturally, when it gets dark your brain flushes out certain hormones whose sole purpose is to get you to sleep. On the other hand when we are exposed to light these hormones are suppressed and other set of hormones are releases which help us to stay awake.

Lack of proper sleep will lead to fatigue and severe mood swings. Moreover, it will also affect your memory, cognition and attention.  So, it’s sufficed to say that you should aim to get ample sleep daily in order to maintain optimal health.

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