Does exercising help you sleep better?
According to a recent study, carried out by a team of researchers at Oregon State University, it seems so. Already long ago we wondered about at Epi Life Coach that there was a relationship between physical activity and sleep quality. This research offers us some more certainty about the existence of a positive relationship.
The results of 150 minutes of physical activity (moderate to intense) per week, on a sample of 2,600 people of all ages, leave no doubt. Those who practice physical exercise consistently report a substantial improvement in sleep quality, with a 60% increase in benefits associated with a good night’s sleep.
Participants also reported less daytime sleepiness in relation to people who lead a strictly sedentary life and do not perform any type of physical activity. Not to mention the benefits of exercise on mood, thanks to the release of endorphins in the body that occurs during physical activity.
Thousands of people around the world suffer from insomnia and / or not to rest well. Do you think that only in the United States about 35-40% of the population is struggling to fall asleep or suffers from daytime sleepiness.
Exercise could therefore be an excellent natural remedy against insomnia, avoiding recourse or worse drug abuse. Other advantages of a regular physical activity on the quality of sleep that emerged from the study are: decreased calf night cramps (-68%) and less difficulty concentrating during the day (-45%).
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