A healthy sleeping pattern should form part of any weight loss
plan.


According to a commentary published in the Canadian Medical
Association Journal, good quality rest in a bed should be advised alongside diet and
exercise.


Dr Jean-Phillippe Chaput of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Research Institute and Dr Angelo Tremblay from Laval University in
Quebec said: "An accumulating body of evidence suggests that
sleeping habits should not be overlooked when prescribing a
weight-reduction programme to a patient with obesity."


Instead, the experts want to see slumber included as part of
"lifestyle package" that usually focus on eating properly and
physical activity.


It comes after the pair completed research that found people
enrolled in a weight loss programme lost fat if total sleep time
and quality of sleep improved.


And the growing understanding of this issue can be seen by the
fact the Canadian Obesity Network recently included adequate sleep
in its new set of obesity management tools for physicians.


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