Web Desk: Gaining extra pounds can make you fat and lead to many health problems and increase the risk of dying prematurely. But you can take precautions and choose a healthier way of living to get rid of extra pounds.
Take a look at the 7 bedtime mistakes that make us gain weight at night.
Late night snake
Eating late night leads to weight gain and increases cholesterol, insulin levels and negatively affect our hormonal markers. If your calorie intake is much bigger than what you’re burning, it eventually leads to weight gain.
Drinking coffee late at night
Coffee not only harms your sleep but also make you fat. Therefore, you should consume caffeine is 6 hours before going to bed. You can also substitute coffee with herbal tea.
Not getting enough sleep
You must sleep about 7-8 hours per night, otherwise, it causes many health issues. There is a link between sleep deprivation and negative changes in metabolism.
Lack of exercise
Exercise plays integral role in weight loss by increasing you metabolism and burning calories. You should walk about 15 minutes at night to burn up to 100 extra calories.
Using electronic device at nightElectronic devices emit blue light, and using it before sleeping links to sleep deprivation and eventual weight gain. Hence, you can read an interesting book in print.
Setting the alarm too late
Researchers say that people are exposed to bright light earlier in the morning have lower body mass index, than those who’re exposed to light later. It’s proven that even 20-30 minutes of natural outdoor light affects your body mass index. So wake up early and go for a morning run!
Surrounding yourself with the wrong color
Blue color promotes relaxation and better sleep. It is also the color that suppresses the appetite. While red or orange color can energize you.