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Exercise And Sleeping Better

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

The amount of physical exercise that you exert during the day is one of the key ingredients to helping you get a good sleep at night. The more active your body is during the day, the more likely you are to relax at night and fall asleep faster.

With regular exercise, the quality of sleep improves and the transition between the cycles and phases of sleep will become smoother and more regular.

If you struggle with your sleep, you should aim to do more aerobic exercise. You should attempt to exercise at least three or four times a week for a period of 30 minutes or so with a goal of increasing the amount of oxygen that reaches your blood stream.

It is also important to note that you should not be exercising three or four hours before you go to bed. You want to make sure you expend your physical energy long before it is time for your body to rest and ready itself for sleep.

We know that when we have a good amount of sleep, we feel happier, healthier and smarter but did you also know that a lack of sleep can halt your weight loss?

When we’re short of sleep, cortisol and insulin levels increase which promotes the storage of fat.

So if you can get more exercise into your week, maybe your sleep will improve and you might just speed up your fat loss!

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