Teen sleeplessness piles on risk for obesity
Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class. According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a night, compared with their peers who slumbered more than eight hours. (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends nine to ten hours of sleep for teenagers.)
Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health are the first to examine the effect of sleeplessness on obesity in teenagers over time, providing the strongest evidence yet that lack of sleep raises risk for an elevated BMI. Results appear in Journal of Pediatrics.
Funding:The research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (K01HL103199, K01CA172717, P01-HD31921).
I tell you to keep going, not because it’s easy. Not because it doesn’t hurt. I tell you to keep going because there’s no other way. To stop is to die. Life is in motion. In growth. In change. Life is in seeking and in finding. Life is in redemption. Each moment is a new birth. A new chance to come back, to get it right.
A new chance to make it better.
- Yasmin Mogahed
I saw Sorrow
holding a cup of pain.
I said, hey sorrow,
sorry to see you this way.
What’s troubling you?
What’s with the cup?
what else can I do?
All this Joy that you have brought to the world has killed my business completely.
~ Mevlana Rumi
The same Israeli bombs that were sent to kill them have now become their toys!
Israel you pieces of scum.. Your thousands of rockets will never break the spirit of the Palestinians. The children will keep smiling..
Even whilst they pose next to your rockets.
.. تم قصف منزلها بصاروخ من طائرة إستطلاع
!ثم تبعه صاروخ من طائرات F16 .. ولكنه لم ينفجر .. فبدلاً من البكاء ذهبت لتلقتط صورة تذكارية بجانبه
!والله لن يهزم شعب أطفاله بهذه الجرأة بإذن الله
"What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man’s job?”