Exercise And Sleeping Better

Thomas Wallace

Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.

I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.

"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler

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Exercise And Sleeping Better

People running together.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 you’ll notice that your qualityof sleep is improved and the transition between the cycles and phases of sleep will become smoother and
more regular. By keeping up your physical activity during the day, you may find it easier to deal with the stress and worries of your life.

Research Shows…………..

Person walking in the woods.Research and studies indicate that there is a direct correlation between how much we exercise and how we feel afterwards.

You should try and increase your physical activity during the day. The goal here is to give your body enough stimulation during the day so that you aren’t
full of energy at night.

Your body requires a certain amount of physical  activity in order to keep functioning in a healthy manner. It is also important to note that you should
not be exercising three or four hours before you go to bed.

When is the Ideal Time to Exercise?

The ideal exercise time is in the late afternoon or early evening. 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.

Person swimming lapsYou should attempt to exercise at least three or four times a week for a period of 30 minutes or so. You can include walking or something simple. If
you prefer, you can include strenuous activities such as running as well.

The goal here is to increase your heart rate and strengthen the capacity of your lungs. By adding a regular exercise activity to your daily schedule will help you to improve your overall health and help you emotionally as well.

What Type of Exercise Should I Do?

Man and Women riding indoor spin bikesAlong with running and walking there are several other physical activities that you can add to your daily life to increase your level of physical
activity. If you are battling not sleeping, you’ll find aerobic exercise to be the best.

Your goal with exercise is to increase the amount of oxygen that reaches your blood stream. Overall, there are many types of aerobic exercise for you
to choose from. The activities include running, biking, using a treadmill, dancing, and jumping rope.

There are some non aerobic exercises that you may find beneficial to help you solve your sleeping and possibly short term memory problem.

Yoga

Yoga is an exercise that has a stimulating effect
woman doing yogaon your nervous system, especially the brain. Yoga utilizes breathing techniques and yoga postures to increase the blood circulation to the brain, promoting
regular and restful sleeping patterns. The regular practice of yoga will help you to relax as well as relieve tension and stress.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient art of breathing and movement that was developed by the Chinese monks. The movements involved are slow and precise, which is
ideal if you have joint pains or you are unable to participate in high aerobic exercises. Research has shown that Tai Chi can help with insomnia by
promoting relaxation.

Chalk board with the words If you discover that you don’t have any time to exercise on a regular basis, you should try to sneak moments of activity into your schedule.
Whenever possible, you should take the stairs instead of the elevator, as little things like that will do wonders for your body.

You should also park your car around the corner and walk that extra block or two to get to your destination. As you may know, there are many small things you can add to increase the activity in your life. Your overall goal here is to have a
healthy and well balanced life – with plenty of sleep.

Hope You Sleep Better!

Thomas Wallace

 

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