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It may seem counter-intuitive, but rest is one of the most important things you can do to help yourself lose weight. This means giving yourself time to relax, as well as getting enough sleep at night.
Excessive exercise, especially when first starting a program, can lead to muscle and joint injury. In addition to the discomfort caused by an injury, this can sabotage or stall your weight loss efforts. So make sure you give yourself days off!
If you get a poor night's sleep, should you still get up for your early morning workout? Research says, "no"! Missing out on sleep can cause higher levels of inflammation in the body as well as decreasing the levels of certain hormones that help you lose fat and control appetite. So go ahead and skip your morning workout when you really need the sleep.
However, if you find yourself regularly skipping workouts for this reason, you may want to adjust your schedule so you can get a full night's rest and stop missing your morning exercise.
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