Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Exercise and Sleep

Exercise will help you rest easier at night!
That’s what the results of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll showed.
Self-described exercisers reported better sleep than self-described non-exercisers, even tho
ugh they said they slept the same amount each night (6 hours and 51 minutes on weeknights, on average).

The intensity of the exercise didn’t appear to matter. According to the poll, people who were vigorous, moderate and light exercisers were significantly more likely than non-exercisers to say “I had a good night’s sleep” every night or almost every night of the workweek. And more than three-fourths of exercisers said their sleep quality was very good or fairly good in the past two weeks, compared to slightly more than half of non-exercisers.
 If you are inactive, even a 10-minute walk can make a difference in the quality of your sleep.

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