Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals How Sleep Improves Weight Loss And Muscle Gain
“If your goal is to burn more fat, here’s a tip that doesn’t require any extra trips to the gym.
Research suggests that prioritizing sleep can help you hold onto more muscle when losing weight and shed more body fat.
In the study, participants followed a calorie-restricted diet focused on weight loss. However, one group was forced to get inadequate sleep (5.5 hours per night) while the others received a good night of rest (8.5 hours).As you might expect, both groups lost a similar amount of weight (about 7 pounds) by cutting calories. But here’s where it got interesting: the underslept group lost 80 percent muscle, whereas the well-rested group lost almost all fat” Arnold shared.
“This isn’t the only study suggesting metabolic changes from poor sleep. Another study found that just one week of poor sleep causes you to hold onto more fat and burn muscle. And it was not offset by sleeping in on the weekend and making up for the lack of rest.”
“If you want to improve your sleep, here’s our sleep-upgrade checklist:• Go to bed at a similar time each night.
• Get sunlight into your eyes early in the day to help set your circadian rhythm.
• Cut off caffeine at least 9 to 10 hours before you sleep.
• Limit technology at least 1 hour before you sleep, and keep lights dimmer.
• Cut off food at least 2 hours before you sleep.• Read, talk with a friend, or journal at night. Do something that shifts your brain into something enjoyable and away from anxiety.
If you want to take a supplement, we don’t recommend melatonin-based products on a daily basis. Instead, focus on ingredients that help you relax and ease into sleep.
Like any other habit, remember to start small. Focus on 1 to 2 changes at a time; once your routine becomes automatic, you can add more.”
As an advocate for overall health and wellness, Schwarzenegger has been vocal about the dangers posed by supplement companies making false claims. His concerns stem from the inclusion of illegal ingredients and the omission of crucial information about product contents, potentially jeopardizing consumer safety.
Schwarzenegger has also called attention to specific supplements such as fish oil not providing the expected benefits due to insufficient dosages. In this case, Schwarzenegger suggested that it is simpler to get the nutrients from eating fish itself.
As a mentor and role model, Schwarzenegger inspires millions to pursue greatness while embodying the core values of hard work. With a plethora of knowledge in the fitness realm regarding everything from training and diet to supplements and dedication, Arnold Schwarzenegger is never short on advice.