Healthy Living: Will Exercise Help Me Sleep Better at Night?
Elevate Christian Network :: Health and Wellness
According to Alon Avidan, professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders, an exercise routine can actually improve sleep quality. However, there are a few caveats: How you exercise matters and what time you work out can have a big impact, too.
“Regular workouts that are consistent, three to four times a week, [at least] 30 minutes in duration are much better for you than working out once a week for two hours,” said Avidan. He also recommends endurance-based, aerobic workouts to promote better sleep. Running, swimming, bicycling and brisk walks all help.
Additionally, it’s important to exercise either early in the morning or in the afternoon. High-intensity exercise right before bed can be disruptive to sleep, according to Helen Driver, manager of the sleep disorders lab at Kingston General Hospital and Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. If you want to work out before you settle into your sheets, try something less strenuous. Read more… huffingtonpost.com
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