When people are on a mission to lose weight one of the first things they do is head to their treadmill and remove all of the clothing they’ve been storing on it while it wasn’t in use, to start a cardio work out. Or, maybe you’ll go out for a bike ride or jog around town. Cardio exercise burns the most calories, which helps you create a calorie deficit that you need for weight loss. But people generally over estimate how many calories they’re actually burning through exercise and end up over eating because they assume they’ve burned the calories.
Are your hormones in tune? Mounting evidence suggests that exposure to light at night -- whether you're asleep or awake -- might play a crucial role in cancer, diabetes, and obesity. The World Health Organization classified "circadian disruption" as probably carcinogenic, and light at night is considered by some to be an endocrine disruptor that may affect melatonin, cortisol, ghrelin, leptin, and testosterone. "Most people think, and the drug companies want you to think, that waking up at night is bad for you," says Richard Stevens, ., a cancer epidemiologist at the University of Connecticut health center. But that's not the case, he says -- it's exposure to light at night that's the problem. "If you wake up at night, as most of us do, that is a period of quiet wakefulness -- stay in bed, in the dark, and enjoy it," Stevens suggests.
Cortisol - Cortisol is important for maintaining blood sugar levels, maintenance of body fluids and electrolytes, and protecting the body from stress. Cortisol has anti-inflammatory action, maintains blood sugar level, blood pressure, and muscle strength.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) - Dehydroepiandrosterone is a steroid precursor produced by the adrenal gland and converted to testosterone or the estrogens by the body's tissues. DHEA appears to facilitate improved cholesterol profiles, loss of body fat, increased muscle gain.