Fitness Improves Sleep Quality

Having trouble sleeping soundly through the night? A study published in the October edition of Sleep Medicine suggests hitting the treadmill. Or the stationary bike. Researchers recruited 23 sedentary adults who had a hard time falling and staying asleep at night. After 4 months of exercising at 75% of maximum heart rate 4 times a week subjects reported getting better nightly sleep, feeling more energetic and being less tired during the day.

True Strength Moment: Although the study didn't report any additional health benefit outcomes, taking up regular exercise must have had a positive effect on the weight management and overall fitness levels of these subjects. It's very likely part of the reason they felt more energized. Imagine the possibilities if they committed to eating a healthy diet.
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