Lorn Healthy Options weekly health tip

Rob Graham, lead exercise professional at Healthy Options.

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Be kind to yourself and get a good night’s sleep.

Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that enhances your memory, makes you more creative, keeps you slim and lowers food cravings.

It makes you more attractive, protects against colds and flu and lowers the risk of cancer, dementia and diabetes. You’ll also feel happier, less depressed and less anxious.

These are the proven benefits of a good night’s sleep evidenced from more than 17,000 studies.

We need between seven to nine hours sleep each night regardless of age, with around two thirds of us getting less than the ideal amount.

Sleep deprivation has been shown to impair the immune system, double our cancer risk, increase blood sugar levels and increase our risk of developing cardiovascular problems.

It contributes to all psychiatric conditions with strong links to Alzheimer’s.

Is there any biological process that is not enhanced by a good night’s sleep? So far we have not found any.

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Rob Graham, Lead Exercise Professional at Healthy Options.