Why you can't resist carbs during self isolation

Why you can't resist carbs during self isolation

Posted on 03/26/2020

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Does self isolation happy craving carbs and struggling to fall asleep at night?

If so, you're not alone.

There's a scientific reason self isolation may be affecting your health.

It may your body's reaction to the stress that's surrounding you.

Poor sleep affects the part of your body that regulates appetite, metabolism and more, leaving us craving fatty, starchy, sugary foods.

But even during self isolation, there are ways to get healthier sleep.

First keep a regular sleep schedule.

Go to bed at night and get up at the same time each day.

That will help train your brain to expect sleep.

Second get out of the house for at least 15 minutes each day.

The daylight helps your body clock.

Third exercise.

It can improve sleep.

Fourth no caffeine after 3 p.m.

Fifth no screen time before bed.

The blue lights emitted can mess with your body clock.

Sixth make sure your bedroom is dark and cool.

Researchers say we tend to sleep better in cooler temperatures.

And lastly try relaxation techniques before bed like deep breathing or meditation.

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