Maintaining a Consistent Fitness Schedule Could be the Cure to Your Insomnia

Exercise more – you’ve heard it from your doctor, concerned friends, your family, and possibly even your high school gym coach. Now, you’ll hear it again from the NSF aka the National Sleep Foundation, a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to promoting healthier sleep. And while it can be tempting to just ignore people who tell you to get more exercise, you should listen to the science first: Based on the NSF’s findings, exercising is not just an effective way to lose weight and maintain overall good health. It’s also the key to consistent and healthier sleep. The More You Exercise, The Better You’ll Sleep We’ve always known that physical activity can promote a good night’s rest by way of expending your waking energy. It’s common knowledge: the more tired you are, the easier it is to succumb to sleep. But science says that the exercise-sleep connection runs even deeper than that. In fact, there’s actually a direct correlation between how much you exercise and how well you sleep. Many countries recommend doing 150 minutes (or 2 ½ hours) of at least moderate exercise per week as a way to stay physically healthy and fight off complications. And in a comprehensive study involving upwards of 2600 people aged 18 to 85 (a nationally representative sample), researchers found that simply sticking to this 150-minute weekly guideline for exercise can actually improve sleep...

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