• Understanding the link between sleep and weight loss
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    Understanding the link between sleep and weight loss

    While exercising and eating clean are important aspects of weight loss, sleeping for a solid 7-8 hours every night, and ensuring quality of sleep, are key components, too. If you are wondering why you are gaining weight of late, know that sleep could be playing a vital role. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Dr Archana Batra, a dietitian-nutritionist, physiotherapist and a certified diabetes educator says sleeping less than required increases your risk of developing health problems such as weight gain, depression, strokes, high blood pressure or heart diseases. “There is also a link between sleep deprivation and harmful metabolic alterations. Sleeping 4 or…

  • Ballymun stabbing: ‘Change of lifestyle’ link investigated in Dublin murder of mother-of-two Lisa Thompson
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    Ballymun stabbing: ‘Change of lifestyle’ link investigated in Dublin murder of mother-of-two Lisa Thompson

    Gardaí are investigating whether a “recent lifestyle change” of a 52-year-old mother of two who was murdered in a frenzied knife attack at her Dublin home is a motive in her death. isa Thompson (52) was stabbed up to 12 times at her home in Sandyhill Court, Ballymun. Her body was discovered by neighbours at 3.30pm on Tuesday. The Irish Independent can reveal that while gardaí continue to keep a “completely open mind” in relation to her death, sources said she may have become “vulnerable” and “inadvertently associated” with local criminal elements due to a change in her lifestyle over the past year. “Information has come in that this highly…