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Why 'sleeping in' won't boost energy

NEED TO KNOW
  • 'The Doctors' co-host, Dr. Travis Stork, aims for good sleep habits
  • How to make and keep good health habits
  • His weakness? Brownies and ice cream!

We all have things that we like to do, or eat, that aren't necessarily good for us.  But doctors may be held to a higher standard. HLN's Robin Meade put Dr. Travis Stork from "The Doctors" in the hot seat about his good and not-so-good habits.

Dr. Stork tells Robin that you get energy throughout the day from a good night's sleep, healthy foods and staying active. He tries to go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. Even when he can sleep in, he still gets up at the same time. "If I sleep in too much, then it just ruins my circadian rhythm," he says, "so I'd rather get up at the same time every day." According to Stork, repeated studies show that sleeping in does not improve your energy.

As for his bad habits, Stork says, "I try not to have a worst habit. I do have some, quote unquote, worst indulgences." His weakness: brownies and ice cream. He says " If I had that in my house, I would eat it every single night, so luckily it isn't a habit, but it is an indulgence." But he says you can allow yourself indulgences as long as you don't make them a habit. "As long as you're just treating yourself - it's A-OK."


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