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Exercise and Sleep - The Perfect Pair

After a long day at the office, the last thing many of us want to do is hit the gym. But what if we learned that exercising regularly would help improve the quality and duration of our sleep? Exercise & Sleep- The Perfect Pair

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The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get an average 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Research studies have shown that regular exercise increases total sleep time as well as the onset of slow wave sleep time (the type of sleep necessary for body repair and maintenance). Take a look at the tips below to help keep you committed to your physical activity routine:
  • Pack your gym bag at night and put it in your car or near the front door to take to work.
  • Always have a granola bar or piece of fruit on hand for a pre-workout energy snack.
  • Keep a set of headphones in your car or gym bag so you never miss a beat!
  • Stay hydrated all day to help keep your energy levels up. -Try adding in fresh lemons, limes, or other fruits to your water to make a delicious flavored alternative.
  • Keep a bright colored post-it note in your car as a reminder to go to the gym. -Smartphone reminders work great as well if you get off work at a consistent time.
How do you stay motivated to be active?
Posted by vivadmin at 7/13/2015 8:22:00 PM
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