Sweat to sleep soundly

Want bet­ter zzzs? Your fit­ness game needs to be on point and every lit­tle helps, says Amanda Khouv

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Fitness -

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.


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.

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