What Types Of Physical Activity Lead To Better Sleep?

Many studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours have a greater risk of poor health outcomes and that physical activity is associated with healthy sleep. But studies have not shown which activities are best. Now, a new study concludes that running, yoga, gardening, golf, aerobics, biking, weightlifting lead to better sleep. Walking is less helpful. Household work and childcare were associated with insufficient sleep. This is not surprising, as home and work demands are probably the main reason people lose sleep.

Physical Activity Lead To Better Sleep
Physical Activity Leads To Better Sleep

Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, 2015.


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