There’s a lot still to be worked out about the relationship between exercise and positive sleep. Sleep experts tend to agree that regular exercise has a positive effect on our sleep, although the why’s and wherefore’s are less clear.
US-based organisation the National Sleep Foundation has an interesting article online that talks about the effect of using exercise to treat insomnia and posits the theory that one way exercise may help our sleep is by reducing decreasing anxiety and depressive symptoms – an already proven effect of exercise. Read more at the National Sleep Foundation: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/how-does-exercise-help-those-chronic-insomnia
Whatever the reason, maybe it’s time to start thinking about the why and just get on with the doing. This week is National Workouts and Wellbeing Week organised by Anytime Fitness in association with mental health charity Mind.
During this week, Anytime Fitness are inviting people of all ages and fitness abilities to visit one of their clubs for free and encouraging existing members to bring along their friends and, for every new registrant before 31st March, Anytime Fitness will donate £10 to Mind. Find out more about National Workouts and Wellbeing Week here: https://www.anytimefitness.co.uk/nationalweek/
You don’t have to be depressed or an insomniac to see the positive benefits that regular exercise can have for your sleep so let’s use up all our energy (particularly our negative energy) and make sure we’re fit to drop when bedtime comes. Join us in part II of our two-part Fit to drop blog special later this week.