There is a trick that will take little time or effort and that will improve your quality of life substantially
If you are like ordinary mortals, surely you want to lose weight because (you think) you have a few extra kilos and you also want to sleep well because you are always tired and you think it is because you do not rest well at night.
Call it capitalism, call it middle class, but therein lies the drama of the first world: obesity and insomnia.
In our country, in fact, half of us have excess fat (36.6% of Spaniards are overweight and 13.7% are obese, according to the INE), and 35% have sleep problems (according to data of the Spanish Society of Neurology). Come on, you're not alone with this problem, reader.
The good thing is that there is a trick that we can carry out before going to bed and that can be very effective in making us lose weight and in getting us to have a good night's sleep. If you are interested, keep reading.
If you want to lose weight and sleep well do this
In addition to having the right foods for dinner to lose weight and sleep well, there is a trick that, if you do it every night before going to bed, it will make a big change in your body and your well-being. This is as simple as taking a short walk every day before you go to bed.
To lose weight and sleep well, you should take a short walk every day before going to bed.
In Spain we make the mistake of having dinner too late and leverage on the sofa to watch television, a series or read a book, when we are not going out for drinks because any day is good to take advantage of the terraces. This dynamic in which we are immersed means that every day we have more unwanted fat in the body and more dark circles when we wake up.
Given this, we must bring dinner to 7-20 pm, as we already told you, and instead of sitting down, go out for a brisk walk around the neighborhood. With just these two changes we will obtain many health benefits. The first, lose weight.
Walking before sleeping makes you lose weight
We took a lifestyle of most Sedentary. We went from putting our asses in the toilet bowl in the morning to doing the same in the car seat or on public transport, and then spending eight hours still in our office chair. In the end, we come home so tired that all we want to do is have something to eat and doze off.
Walking 1.5 kilometers burns about 100 calories, a figure that increases to 190 if you do it vigorously
All of this slows down our metabolism (we burn fewer calories at rest) and causes us to store more calories in our body, which in the end are converted into fat. That is why it is good, before going to sleep, to take a walk.
Walking 1.5 kilometers burns about 100 calories, according to experts, but it depends on how fast you go. If you do it fast, you will consume an extra 90 calories per kilometer than if you do it slowly.
In addition, it has been shown that regular walking reduces the accumulated fat in the belly and, therefore, reduces the waist. A study conducted among obese women proved it. The women walked for 50 to 70 minutes three times a week for three months, after which time they reduced their waists 2.8 centimeters, on average, and lost 1.5% of their body fat.
Numerous studies have shown that brisk walking for 30-60 minutes reduces body fat, especially belly fat
Other research on the effects of brisk walking for 30-60 minutes per day has found similar results.
But walking every day not only makes us lose weight, it also helps us sleep better.
Walking also helps us sleep better
In addition to making us lose weight, walking briskly at night after dinner makes us sleep better. This has been confirmed by a study carried out by the ' NationalSleep Foundation ‘, which concluded that a single session of aerobic activity of moderate intensity, such as walking, helped volunteers with insomnia to fall asleep faster, compared to those who were very intense exercises like running.
Those who walk at night have been proven to sleep better by relieving stress and improving their mood
This is because intense exercise 'wakes us up' as it speeds up our heart rate and makes us more alert, preventing us from falling asleep effectively. Intensive walking, on the contrary, relaxes us, relieves stress and improves mood.
Also, if we go out for a walk at night we will be forced to have dinner earlier, so we will have better digestion and, therefore, we will sleep better
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