Sweat to sleep soundly
Want better zzzs? Your fitness game needs to be on point and every little helps, says Amanda Khouv
EXERCISE and sleep have a two-way relationship — not only does sleep help you perform better, but exercising can also improve your sleep.
A new study, released by SleepScore Labs, not only confirmed that being active can help you achieve a better night’s sleep, but it also found that 30 minutes of exercise directly correlated to getting an extra 14 minutes of sleep.
Don’t worry if you can’t quite manage 30 minutes every day though — every little helps. To make your workouts really count while keeping them under 30 minutes, keep the intensity high — like the below workout.
HOW TO DO IT:
Perform 10 reps of the first move in superset A, followed by 10 reps of the second move. Without rest, go on to do the same sequence, but performing 8 reps of each move, then 6 reps, then 4 reps, then 2 reps.
Rest for a minute then follow the same pattern for supersets B and C.