Believe it or not, 2017 is just a few days away. Right now we’re in that most special time of year — the quiet lull between holiday parties, when we start thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions. Because the season is saturated with overindulgences, most of us put “get in shape” or “get healthier” somewhere near the top of our lists. (Those cheesecakes, pound cakes, rum cakes, and fruitcakes aren’t going anywhere on their own.)
Getting healthier should always be a priority. If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably thinking of starting the new year fresh by making changes to your diet and your exercise routines. But when it comes to losing weight and getting in better physical shape, don’t overlook the importance of sleep.