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Weight Gain Linked to Sleep Deprivation

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Are you struggling with weight loss? Do you get a good night’s sleep? While these two problems might not seem related, recent studies reveal that they are. In fact, there have been many reports and studies on the lack of sleep, weight gain, and appetite. How this is possible? Here’s a look at whether weight gain is a symptom of not getting a good night’s sleep and what you can do about it.

Weight Gain and Sleep Loss

Is there a relationship between weight gain and sleep loss? Many say yes. There have been many papers published in recent years that suggest weight gain and sleep loss are indeed related. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a paper that suggested that even a single night of sleep loss can trigger a bigger appetite the next morning. If you suffer from sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, or insomnia, consider the impact of having a larger appetite nearly every single day.

Another study revealed that hormones are to blame. Yet another study on the relationship between sleep loss and weight gain revealed that people who ate late and went to bed later gained more weight than people who ate before 8:00 pm and bed to bed at a decent time.

Solutions for Better Rest

If you’re having trouble losing weight or maintaining your weight, consider whether your sleep has been affected. Do you stay up late and eat snacks after 8:00 p.m.? Are you having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? If you’ve said yes to any of these questions, it’s important to analyze the reasons you’re not getting a good night’s sleep.

There are many ways you can enhance the quality of your sleep at night. Two of the main reasons people don’t sleep well at night has to do with their mattress and pillows. If you have old or uncomfortable mattress and pillows, it’s time to purchase new ones. At The Foam Factory, we’re always approached by customers who complain about not getting a good night’s sleep. For this reason, they’re searching for a comfortable and supportive mattress. They also want something that is affordable, which is why they come to us for mattress foam, memory foam, or a mattress topper.

In addition to getting new pillows and mattresses, don’t eat after 8:00 pm and try to get to bed at a decent time. Not eating after dinner and getting to bed on time can both help with weight loss and avoid further weight gain.
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Carlo Badalamenti is a staff member of The Foam Factory, an online retailer of quality foam products including seat cushions and custom foam cushions.

Lose more weight by resting better

By The Foam Factory

Isn’t everyone trying to lose some weight? Whether you’re propelled by a health scare or you just have a few nagging pounds you’d like to see gone, there is no shortage of advice for how to do it.

But what if I told you that simply getting some more sleep was one of the best ways? It’s true! As you know, your body needs sleep. Well, when it can’t get the sleep it needs, it releases stress hormones. While this is a response aimed with good intentions, that doesn’t mean it always works out that way. These stress hormones actually help you hang on to fat. It’s because the body assumes your lack of sleep means something is wrong in the environment, so it’s unwilling to rid itself of all important fat until it knows things are okay.

While lying down for eight hours is great, it’s not good enough. You need to get quality rest too, which starts with comfort. Have you ever sat on couch foam or used a sofa foam replacement in your home? Very comfortable, right? Well, you can get that same comfort with a foam mattress. It will provide you better sleep you’ll be thankful for.

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The Foam Factory sells everything from couch cushions to mattresses and the type of materials you need for your boat or RV. If comfort is what you’re in the market for, you can’t go wrong shopping on their website.

Lose Weight As You Sleep

By The Foam Factory

                Lose weight as you sleep. Sounds just like an infomercial claiming you can grow taller just by rubbing some cream on your legs, it’s ridiculous and simply put, too good to be true. However, as wild as this claim appears, there is actually enough substantial research to back up this claim. When you are deprived of sleep and are running low on energy, you grab a bag of chips or something sweet for that instant boost of energy. The result, instant calories that could have been avoided if you got enough sleep.  There are many factors that can affect poor quality of sleep, one of them namely, is the mattress.

                Many people think that the foam cushion in mattresses last forever. They don’t. After a few years, the support that mattresses provide decrease and it will continue to decrease until it provides no support at all. Poor back support while you sleep hinders your body to get in a completely relaxed position, thus giving you a poor quality evening’s rest. Without a good night’s rest, the body does not function efficiently and often triggers behaviours that cause weight gain, such as unnecessary eating.  Although often overlooked, vigilant cushion replacement can prove to be very beneficial not just to your weight, but also to your overall mood.

                It’s funny how we overlook the simplest things that, unknowingly, can yield the best results with practically no effort whatsoever. Spend on your mattress now, improve your quality of sleep and enjoy the benefits.

The Foam Factory makes it easy to replace old worn out seat cushions by having custom cut cushions and a wide selection of foam inserts.

If Your Back Hurts, You Need a Chiropractor

As we get older, we tend to accrue more and more aches and pains. We hear a few more pops when we get up or walk across the room. Much of this is normal, but plenty of it simply is not. This is often true with our backs.

When you get up from your chair do you reach back and grab your back almost involuntarily? Even if this isn’t a daily occurrence, it can be the sign of a serious problem. That means you need to go see a chiropractor immediately.

People in San Diego with personal injury history should see a chiropractor as well. Even if the injury wasn’t to your spine, you don’t know that your back isn’t playing a role. Your spine is home to your central nervous system which means it’s connected to just about everything in your body. It’s also surrounded by a number of large and important muscles. If anything happens to them, they can aggravate the spine which in turn can aggravate other parts of the body.

Fortunately for people in San Diego, a chiropractor is not hard to find. You may need to visit several before you locate the one you like the most, but it’s worth the effort. A back specialist can often be exactly what you need to make your back, or even other parts of your body, stop hurting.

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Article submitted by RB Spine Center. They help people in San Diego with spine and disc problem as well as many other health concerns relating to the back.

Tend to Your Back and Live a Better Life

Many of us simply accept that as we grow older, we tend to slow down and part of this is because of little aches and pains we just can’t do anything about. The truth, however, is that there’s plenty that can be done. If you’re slowing down, it’s probably because you’re not making proper diet and exercise a priority. Also, if you’re feeling aches and pains, especially during simple movements, it’s possible all you need is an adjustment of the spine.

Looking for a San Diego back pain specialist is not difficult. There are literally thousands in the area. However, they’re not all made the same and the one you pick will make all the difference. So be sure you do your research to make sure you’re getting the best one possible.

Often it will have to do with the symptoms you’re feeling. For example, a chiropractor who is a San Diego leg pain specialist will obviously be best if your lower extremities are hurting. As odd as it might seem, this can often because your spine is out of line.

Other times, your back may be where the pain is located and it is quite obvious that your spine is to blame. In those situations, it still makes sense to ask around—especially friends and family who will give you an honest assessment.

Don’t let added years be an excuse to stop getting the most out of life. See a chiropractor today and start living again.

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Article submitted by RB Spine Center. If you’re looking for the best Rancho Bernardo chiropractic, they’re the people to call.

Synthesize Your Genes

The past decade has been filled with large leaps in terms of technology and how we live. Various new technologies has been integrated into consumer products, but some of the tech that have surfaced these past years aren’t as well known as our household mp3 player or new-age tablet computer, but lies within the chemical industry, studying the way our genetics mould who we are and what we can be.

Polynucleotide research is set to become one of the major branches of biochemistry, and as its popularity is rising, the need for consistency and repeatability in the research processes must be ensured. Various methods can be used to ensure that accurate and precise results are produced. One such way is to use DNA synthesizers that produce a low gene synthesis error rate. This minimizes systematic errors, giving the researcher the closest value to the true of any measurement they may need.

Oglionucleotide synthesis has also experienced significant growth over the last decade as more and more complicated equipment has enabled the production of synthetic DNA and RNA more efficiently. One such produced synthetic oglionucleotide is Poly dA:dT a novel promoter element which is commonly found in yeast promoters. Depending on the length of the structures, it acts as a stimulant for Gcn4 transcription but inversely related to intracellular Gcn4 levels. Poly dA:dT has numerous other uses, but it mainly serves as an extremely effective means of accessing transcription factors that were previously bound to nearby sequences only.

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The Midland Certified Reagent Company provides a wide offering of Oglionucleotide synthesis requirements such as Poly dA:dT as well as bespoke DNA and RNA modifications.

Running a Home Based Food Business: A Few Helpful Hints

In starting a home based business, the owner needs to prepare his or her home for a few changes. While this isn’t being stated as a deterrent, it is nonetheless a reality. You will be running a company from inside your living space. How can things not need a few adjustments? Your office and kitchen will be in constant use when running a food business, and this must be taken into account. However, allow us to offer some friendly advice to make this transition a bit easier.

Working out of home can sometimes maintain the casual atmosphere of an environment. However, when it comes to your family and friends, you may have to make a clear distinction between work time and home time. By setting these boundaries, it can keep problems from arising.

Set aside a section of your home for business purposes only. This can do two things. When you are in this location, it will feel like work and help keep you focused. And second, it will also let family members understand that when you are in that section, you are at work as well.

Meetings with other will need to happen from time to time. Internet video conferencing is one possibility. They usually can be free. However, for better quality, you may want to consider paying a service. Getting a separate phone line in the house for business can be helpful as well and can avoid interruptions from other house members. And if meetings need to be held in person, temporary meeting rooms are available for a modest fee.

The goal in many ways is to make a clear distinction between home and work. This is a problem that many home businesses run into, either by self discipline or distractions from others. Be prepared!

 

This information has been graciously provided by Food Trade Consultants, the company that know what a new food business needs. Visit foodtradeconsultants.com to see what they have in store for you. 

The Cruciality Food Expiration Unification

A recent study conducted between the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic showed that food waste in America is exacerbated by the problematic expiration date system.  The current expiration date system is incredibly confusing and misleading for consumers and grocery store workers alike.

The study showed that up to 90% of Americans are throwing away food due to misinterpreting food labels.  Every package has expiration date labels on it, but the various messages can be difficult to understand.  Every package has a sticker with a label that either says “use by,” “sell by,” and “best before.”  The problem is that the average person is puzzled by what these all mean.

The most misleading sticker is the “sell by” date.  It’s often misinterpreted to mean that the food is expiring and needs to be thrown in the trash.   This sticker is actually meant for grocery store workers so that they know when to remove items from the shelf.  The report showed that Americans are wasting an incredible amount of food due to these labels.  It’s estimated that over 40% of America’s food supply is thrown in the trash can every year.

The dates that consumers should pay attention to are the ones labeled “use by” and “best before.”  Due to the widespread confusion in the expiration date system, it’s critical for the system to receive a complete overhaul.  Once the system is unified and clearer to consumers, the country’s waste will reduce significantly.

Guest post is provided by Food Trade Consultants, a leading food business consulting company that helps people succeed in the food industry.  Check out the foodtradeconsultants website for more information.

Uses Of Synthetic Oligonucleotides

In molecular biology experiments, it is important to fabricate Oligonucleotides which is a result of DNA and RNA synthesis. These tiny bits of nucleic acids such as Poly(dA) can be produced in a laboratory through a solid phase chemical synthesis. Oligonucleotides are one of the key ingredients for DNA sequencing, artificial gene synthesis, gene library construction, polymerase chain reaction and as a molecular beacon probe.

Synthetic Oligonucleotide is commonly used to screen viral diseases. It is also used on many molecular biology experiments, most especially on identifying genes or DNA sequencing. In the process of a DNA sequencing, Oligonucleotides are used as primers for the DNA enzymes, it will serve as a pattern for the DNA enzymes to follow. Once synthesized, the DNA enzymes and Oligonucleotides will form a double strand DNA. Another great thing about Oligonucleotides is that it has been a great use for microarrays. These are used to screen genetic diseases such as breast cancer. In recent developments, Oligonucleotide microarrays such as the ViroChip can be used to detect illnesses through a person’s phlegm and other body secretions. This is extremely useful as it has become easier to determine viral infections as symptoms are often the same.

Article submitted by The Midland Certified Reagent Company. The Midland Certified Reagent Company specializes in RNA, LNA, Oligonucleotides, Polynucleotides and DNA synthesis. The company has been a leader in this field for more than 20 years and pioneered in using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry to ensure that quality is maintained optimum.

How To Lose A Pound Of Fat In One Day

I’ll be the first to admit that I like quick fixes. There, I said it. While it’s definitely more important to have long term goals and a healthy maintained lifestyle when it comes to fitness and, well, life in general, we live in a world of instant gratification and want things now. To say otherwise would mean you’re either kidding yourself or you’re extremely Zen-like and you need to teach me the ways!

For the mortals out there who are with me, you can Google “fat loss” or a similar search and most of the so-called “experts” will all tell you the same thing – that 2 pounds of fat loss a week is the absolute maximum you can/should be shooting for. Well if you have a lot of fat to lose, or need to drop body fat quickly for an event, vacation, the beach etc., then that might not be a quick enough approach. I’m going to show you how to make your life hell for a day but lose a pound of body fat as your reward. Whether or not you’re a fan of this type of extreme approach, I believe that at times it can be useful – and want to empower you with the knowledge of how to accomplish this, should the need ever arise.

By no means a fun day, but you can lose this much fat in a single day

Losing a Pound of Fat in One Day

Anyone and their grandma can lose a pound in a day, but there’s a huge difference between weight loss and fat loss. With water weight, obviously a person can lose over a pound just by using the bathroom, no big deal. To lose a pound of body fat, you have to create a calorie deficit of 3500 calories to be exact. To figure out what you need to do to accomplish this, it comes down to basic math.

Billy Joe Is Going To Lose a Pound of Blubber Today!

Let’s take our subject here, and let’s call him Billy Joe, because that name makes me giggle. Billy Joe is a fairly active dude and has a Basal Metabolic Rate of 2200 calories. He’s also moderately active throughout his day and that puts him up around 2600 calories to maintain his body composition. If Billy Joe (*giggle) were to implement an Eat Stop Eat day in there, well he would be at a net caloric deficit of 2600 calories for the day. He’s got to hit 3500 to achieve that pound of fat being burned off, so aside from his regular activities that put him at a 2600 calorie maintenance, he’s got to burn an additional 900 calories through activity, ie. gym, cardio, hiking, whatever.

So if Billy Joe (*giggle giggle) hops on the treadmill for an hour and maybe throws in a depletion style workout he may well burn off that extra 900 calories. It makes for a not-so-pleasant day of course, no food and probably a 2+ hour workout, but it will be a loss of a pound of body fat, and likely 3-5 pounds of scale weight. Low-carb diets naturally drop water weight fast, and since no carbs (or food) was ingested by Billy Joe (*giggle) he likely will lose quite a bit of water weight along with the fat.

He could have also eaten a light meal of maybe 400 calories at some point throughout the day, but that’s another 400 calories that would need to be burned off by working out or other form of activity to hit the 1 pound mark. Other factors will come into play, especially when doing a hardcore type diet for even a few days in a row. BMR will decrease slightly, EPOC will kick in, etc. That’s for another day, but a pretty hardcore diet CAN be a useful tactic from time to time if needed. Lean active individuals need to be more careful with extreme calorie reduced diets like this, because if your body fat is already low, lean mass can be compromised if done for too long.

Not quite as extreme, but still extreme

For a short span, especially after a period of high calorie eating, extreme diets can be even more advantageous. After you go through a period of high calorie eating, your leptin levels increase, and your body will be burning off incoming food at a higher than normal pace. This is the basis behind Lyle McDonald’s Rapid Fat Loss Handbook. He recommends for lean individuals, a maximum of 11-14 days before implementing a high carb refeed for 2 days (which is awesome). Calories will vary based on gender, height, weight, etc. But basically a lean protein source and fibrous veggies is all you get for that span of time. It’s not a fun diet at all, but it’s effective as hell.

If you don’t mind living off steamed chicken and plain broccoli for 10 days or so, you can actually expedite fat loss to a crazy degree. You’ll actually look terrible at the end of the 10 day span because although you lost a lot of body fat, your muscles will have deflated like crazy! But a few days after you resume normal eating habits and your muscle fill back up with glycogen, you might look so ripped you won’t even recognize yourself.

Article Submitted by Paleo Forever. Visit the site for more Paleo related information like Paleo Diet Snacks. They also answer questions like is dark chocolate paleo?.

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