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Snoozing Late on the Weekends Won’t Make Up for Your Sleep-Deprived Weeknights

Sleeping in late on the weekends won’t protect you from the ravages of barely sleeping during the work week, suggests a new study. While extra weekend sleeping did temporarily help volunteers eat lighter and better control their blood sugar, the health benefits went away as soon as they started not sleeping much again. In some ways, they were even worse off than people who consistently slept poorly. Continue reading Snoozing Late on the Weekends Won’t Make Up for Your Sleep-Deprived Weeknights

6 Mistakes That Can Slow Your Metabolism

The Mistake — You take your coffee decaf.
Why That’s a Problem — You’re missing out in a simple (and delicious) way to temporarily increase your metabolic burn. “Caffeine stimulates your central nervous system,” explains Marisa Moore, RD, in private practice in Atlanta and a past spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “It’s estimated that drinking caffeinated coffee can increase your metabolism by about 15 percent for up to 3 hours.” Add that to the ever-expanding tally of java’s health benefits: lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cognitive decline and, most recently, a decreased risk of premature death.

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