HEALTHY LIVING
02/14/2014 03:09 pm ET Updated Feb 14, 2014

Rick Ross: 'I Had To Get More Sleep'

"Big belly man" Rick Ross is shrinking before our eyes.

During a recent appearance on HuffPost Live, the rapper explained how he's putting his health first, by losing weight, changing his eating habits and prioritizing sleep.

"I had to get more sleep," he said in the clip above. "I had a problem with sleeping more than two hours at a time. It was about me changing certain habits."

So little shut-eye can put the sleep deprived at greater risk of stroke, diabetes and cancer, among other frightening effects of not enough sleep.

"I had to slow down a little bit, but it was for the better," Ross said. "I wouldn't change it. I learned something."

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