Don’t miss: The most important research on sleep to come out this week

A lot has been said about the importance of sleep. It is believed to help you avoid junk food, and help boost physical performance and cognitive function. But an excess of sleep or too little can be harmful for your health. Here’s what some recent studies done on the topic show: Not getting enough sleep can double the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke. (Shutterstock) 1) Insufficient sleep can increase chances of death by heart failure. Findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association says that not getting enough…

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Do You Watch TV for More Than 10 Hours a week? You Need to Stop!

Television or TV viewing is one of the most common pastimes for many. We consume any and every form of information from this so-called “idiot box” hours at end, without even realizing our limit. As soon as the television is turned on, our eyes are glued and we just can’t seem to get ourselves to turn the power button off. Excessive television watching has already been linked to a variety of health problems as well as an increase in snacking tendencies. This holds especially true for the youth of today, whose incessant…

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