Kettlebells Expert Lorna Kleidman Discusses Findings That Less Sleep Leads to Weight Gain

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Following the publication of a recent article about a new study which shows how losing a couple of hours of sleep per night can lead to weight gain, fitness expert Lorna Kleidman releases a statement.

On April 4, 2013, kettlebell champion and trainer Lorna Kleidman releases a statement in response to a study from the University of Colorado regarding how a lack of sleep can cause weight gain.

According to the Celebrity Cafe article, a new study from the University of Colorado has shown that losing sleep on a daily basis can lead to a significant amount of weight gain. Children who get less than ten hours of sleep a night and adults who sleep less than five or six hours a night are all prone to gaining weight.

The article mentions that getting fewer hours of sleep may speed up metabolism, but it also can lead to overeating. The study showed that people who didn’t sleep as much gained at least two pounds alone in the first week.

Kenneth Wright, director of the University of Colorado’s sleep and chronobiology laboratory, was quoted in the article as saying, “We found that when people weren’t getting enough sleep they overate carbohydrates. They ate more food, and when they ate food also changes. They ate a smaller breakfast and they ate a lot more after dinner.” After the study was over, participants were allowed to sleep normally, and began eating food at a normal proportion again.

Lorna Kleidman, a world champion athlete and kettlebells trainer, commented on the recent study. “Exercising right is extremely important for good health, but so is making sure you get enough sleep! Your whole system needs to be operating in harmony. Cut something out, and you'll pay for it elsewhere. This recent study shows how much sleep matters, along with practicing a healthy life style.

Lorna Kleidman is a three-time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovative methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy-to-use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.

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