Gallery: How To Get Healthy and Lose Weight by Going Green!

 

Go to bed earlier



That is right, dozens of scientific studies have concluded that getting more sleep can help you get skinny!  In fact, several studies have shown that during times when you are lessening food intake (i.e. dieting), a hormone that regulates hunger, glucose utilization, and energy metabolism can be over-active due to not getting a good night's rest. The environmental benefit of getting more shut-eye, is that you will save on energy consumption, by turning out the lights (and computer, TV, and other gadgets) earlier. There are also reductions in CO2 emissions by hitting the hay earlier. The Japanese government found that getting just one extra hour or sleep could save 20% on CO2 emissions. They felt so strongly about the environmental benefits, that they launched a national campaign to urge people to get more sleep!

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