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Sleep: The Secret Fitness Aid – The Huffington Post

Lack of sleep can make you fat. Remember, cortisol is one of the hormones that stimulates fat storage and revs up your appetite to make sure you have energy for all the stressful challenges that you face. When you are sleep deprived, however, your body interprets this as a stressor — after all, it takes a lot of extra energy to go without sleep—so your cortisol levels…

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