lifestyle: too much is not good!

“Too much is not good”
how many times have we heard this?
So here’s some research from men’s health.
Believe it or not, too much is .. NOT GOOD.
Sleep

RDA: 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours.
Ideal dose: Seven hours enables your body to produce growth hormones, repairing muscle and refreshing your brain function.
Overdose: A recent study found men who logged nine or more hours a night were 43  per cent more likely to have heart disease than seven-hour sleepers, since hypersomnia (oversleeping) can stall your metabolism.
 
Coffee

Recommended daily allowance (RDA): 400mg. An average cup has around 80mg.
Ideal dose: Five cups a day stimulates your immune system and aids  concentration. Moreover, it’s the perfect excuse to keep checking out that cute babe who works as the barista.
Overdose: Heavy use – more than 500mg a day – can cause insomnia, anxiety and muscle tremors, according to US research. Pull back your daily dose with Arabica beans, for less caffeine, without sacrificing flavour.
 
Sex

RDA: Having sex less than once a week increases the risk of erectile dysfunction.
Ideal dose: Three times a week halves cardio problems. “Sex means better oxygenation and a healthier heart,” says Dr Emmanuele Jannini, a professor of endocrinology and sexology from Italy.
Overdose: Having sex 20 times a month or more in your 20s could lead to a raised risk of prostate cancer in your 50s, according to University of Nottingham research. Russell Brand need not look so smug. 
 
Protein

RDA: 0.75g per kg of body weight. So if you’re 76kg, you’ll need 57g daily.
Ideal dose: Eat around 5g with every meal to build muscle and regulate your metabolism.
Overdose: Just twice your RDA can overstrain your renal system and cause kidney stones. Keep protein to 15 to 20 per cent of your daily diet and flush your kidneys with water regularly.
 
Water

RDA: 3 1/2 litres.
Ideal dose: According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, men who drink five glasses a day have a 54 per cent lower risk of heart disease.
Overdose: “Excessive loading of three litres or more in a short time can trigger hyponatremia,” says nutritionist Emma Williams. This causes low salt levels, swelling of  the brain and can even result in a coma.

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Zac

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