A study done in the December issue of the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity, lends more evidence to mounting research showing the importance of exercise to a number of health factors one being quality sleep. Among adults in the United States, about 35 to 40 percent of the population has problems with falling asleep or with daytime sleepiness. We all know how detremental being tired may be. It can lead to productivity loss in schools or the workplace, bad desicion making and a poor mood/mindstate.
Research suggest people sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. That may sound like a big number, but if you really break it down its only 2.5 hours out of your week.
A sample of more than 2,600 men and women, ages 18-85, found that 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a week, which is the national guideline, provided a 65 percent improvement in sleep quality. People also said they felt less sleepy during the day compared to those with less physical activity.
Exercise doesnt have to be about having a 6 pack and big arms Dedicating 150 minutes a week to your health and wellness will pay off ten fold in every other aspect of your life.