Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core - the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis - which is the seat of stability, strength and power. Adding in exercise routines to strengthen the core can help the runner go faster, the basketball player jump higher and the everyday exerciser more easily do routine tasks from loading the car to cleaning the tub.
Don't lose sleep over weight, scientists say
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(PARIS-AFP) - A lack of sleep could make you fat, scientists said on Thursday.
This, in turn, could increase the sensation of hunger by 25 percent.
"If this translates to a proportional increase in calories, then a person with reduced sleep could eat 350 to 500 calories more per day," said a statement on the research led by Karine Spiegel from the University of Lyon.
A cheeseburger has about 500 calories.