Exercise Promotes Sleep

July 15, 2015

A new study concludes that people who exercise at least 150 minutes per week feel more alert and sleep significantly better during the week.

A nationally representative sample of more than 2,600 men and women, ages 18-85 found that 150 minute of moderate to vigorous activity a week provided a 65% increase in sleep quality.  People also noted that they felt less sleepy during the day.  This is crucial as about 35%-40% of the population reports issues with falling asleep or with daytime sleepiness.   (Journal of Mental Health & Physical Activity)

Not only will adequate amounts of sleep boost your immune system, it can also assist with chronic/acute pain.  Many studies have shown a link between sleep loss and lower pain threshold.  Sleeping enough will also boost your mood, clear your thinking process, and assist you in weight control. 

So make sure to get up, get moving, and get some rest afterward.

Coach Mikalyn

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