Modern life is so packed with work and family obligations that it is possible, even likely, that we can be over-scheduled and sleep deprived and still not have time for the gym. When the clouds finally part and a few precious hours are freed up, should you get some sleep or get to your box? The research votes for hitting the sack rather than the weights.
A study conducted by the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo showed that lack of sleep can increase insulin resistance. Scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston published a study that detailed how sleep deprivation increases inflammation and the risk of metabolic syndrome diseases. And finally, the journal Experimental Brain Research shared findings that postural control and stability are compromised when you are behind in your sleep. That means if it’s snatch PR day at your box and you show up yawning, you might have wished you stayed in bed.