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 When it comes to being healthy and fit, it’s easy to focus strictly on diet and exercise. As much as those two factors play a key role in our health and wellness, there is a third factor that can significantly enhance the effectiveness of all your healthy eating and exercise--and that is getting proper sleep! Quality, undisturbed sleep is crucial to repairing our bodies to maximise overall health. Good sleep allows your body to heal and repair itself from all it’s hard work throughout the day. The National Sleep Foundation recommends getting 7-9 hours a night. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has also revealed that “persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity”. 1 So don’t feel guilty about sleeping - especially when it’s a necessity that comes with numerous benefits like increased energy, productivity, and even helping to prevent weight gain! Yea, that’s right… getting enough sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight! Research has shown that a lack of sleep can affect hormones such as leptin and ghrelin that are likely to cause an increase When was the last time YOU SLEPT like a baby? Make sure to catch your full ZZZ potential with Chelated Cal-Mag! Chelated Cal-Mag with vitamin D3 #2722 – 90 tablets NEOLIFE Lifestyle SCIENCE & PRODUCTS in appetite and therefore lead to weight gain.2 Many studies have shown an association between lack of sleep and higher BMI (Body Mass Index).3 And have you ever noticed the tendency to reach for comfort foods after a sleep-deprived night? Or how about the urge to turn to stimulants such as unhealthy fizzy or energy drinks in order to compensate for fatigue? Clearly, we should all be trying to get those 7+ hours a night if we want to be our best selves. But now that the benefits are clear, what if getting a good night’s rest isn’t all that easy? According to the South African Society of Sleep Medicine, about 30 to 40 percent of adults indicate some level of insomnia within any given year, and about 10 percent to 15 percent indicate that the insomnia is chronic and/or severe.4 Though most people will only associate calcium in the diet with bone health, scientists and medical professionals know it is critical for much more than that. For instance, when calcium is not present in sufficient quantities in the body muscle cramping can become frequent. And don’t we all know how a cramp in the leg or foot can seriously cramp our sleep cycle! The connection is so well established that a taking calcium supplement before bedtime is a common and effective way to promote most nighttime muscle relaxation.5 NeoLife CHELATED CAL-MAG provides highly bioavailable calcium, magnesium and 500 IU vitamin D3 per recommended dose and features NeoLife’s exclusive double amino acid chelation to promote higher calcium and magnesium absorption. Freaky Fact: Findings published in the September 2009 issue of the journal Nutrition Research, equated low levels of vitamin D with a 150% increase in risk of death from all causes. The nervous system coordinates all of the body’s voluntary and involuntary actions, including its ability to enter into the relaxed state needed for sleep. In fact, problems with the nervous system are often associated with sleeping disorders. Calcium is also essential for other critical body functions such as the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and transmitting impulses throughout the nervous system. NeoLife Chelated Cal-Mag may also play a part in supporting normal blood pressure as well as optimal nerve and muscle function. Sleep was designed and built into us to happen every night for a reason, so make sure to catch your full ZZZ potential with Chelated Cal-Mag!

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This article was published on 08.09.2016 by Francois Du Preez
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