God bless science.
A new study published this week in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal says that you can lose weight just by getting more sleep.
Finally, an exercise program designed for me!
The study took young, overweight adults and had them sleep eight and a half hours a night for two weeks. Previously, they were getting less than six and a half. The study participants also cut their calorie intake by 500 each day, so it wasn’t entirely just the sleeping more, but they also didn’t do one single sit-up.
“This is a game changer for weight loss or weight maintenance,” Dr. Esra Tasali, the author of the study and an associate professor of medicine with the University of Chicago, said to CNN.
More, the research team says that, if you even cut just 270 calories out from your daily intake, that would equal out to 26 pounds over three years combined with sleeping better.
Imagine if you also threw in a sit-up. Or, god-forbid, running.