Posts Tagged "sleep"

Poor Sleep Habits Can Cause Diabetes

Posted by admin on Jul 24, 2012 in Blog, Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Poor Sleep Habits Can Cause Diabetes

It is well known that poor lifestyle choices can create or worsen diabetes, but normally when we think of the causes of this illness we are likely to connect it to being obese or having a very poor diet. However, new findings show that poor sleep habits can have a very negative affect on diabetes and in some cases may even be the cause. How hard is shift work on a worker’s body? Research out Wednesday from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston demonstrates very precisely the way fighting the body’s natural sleep patterns can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, the most common...

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Shift Workers ‘Risking’ Diabetes and Obesity

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2012 in Healthy Eating, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Shift Workers ‘Risking’ Diabetes and Obesity

We always keep up to date with the latest health news and we were really interested when we came across this new researched that was published in the BBC Health Section and written by James Gallagher, a health and science reporter for BBC News. It seems night working has been linked to poorer health with shift workers getting too little sleep at the wrong time of day may be increasing their risk of diabetes and obesity, according to researchers. It made us think of the new season upon us in Mallorca and with people starting to work longer and more irregular hours. The team of researchers is...

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How Much ‘Beauty Sleep’ You Really Need

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

How Much ‘Beauty Sleep’ You Really Need

Research shows that not getting enough sleep can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, weight gain, cancer and even your risk of dying prematurely. So why are so many health risks tied to adequate sleep? Well, it’s all about what happens during that crucial downtime, according to Amy Hendel, author of The 4 Habits of Healthy Families. “Your metabolic rate slows down, allowing organs to work less intensively so they have recovery time,” Hendel says. “Thanks to increasing levels of HGH (human growth hormone), your cells have time to replenish, and even...

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Early to Bed

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Early to Bed

Poor quality sleep is a common complaint — 7 in 10 people say they experience frequent sleep problems. Yet there are a variety of ways to improve your sleep. Going to bed and getting up at the same time each day will help set your body clock. Decide what time you’re going to go to sleep — and follow through with it. To ensure that you stick to your bedtime, it’s important not to schedule stimulating activities right up until your last waking moment. For example, most of us spend the last hour before bed watching TV several nights a week. While certain programs may be relaxing,...

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