Well, there's another benefit to add to exercise. A new study suggest that it might help you sleep better. This might be good news for those of us who are insomniacs.
Researchers from the Oregon State University found that people who meet the national exercise guidelines sleep better at night and feel less tired during the day.
The national exercise guidelines call for at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise (30 minutes a day), or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (15 minutes a day), each week.
So there it is, it is time to add some exercise to our daily routines. It will benefit us all around. Remember, you do not have to belong to an expensive gym to exercise, you can change some habits and do little things to make a difference, like take the stairs instead of the elevator, park your car at the furthest spot from the entrance of the mall or dance a couple of songs from your IPod.
FYI: Here in New York, the Department of Parks & Recreation offers free exercise classes and/or other programs all year around. Find out more here: Shape Up NYC
Lets move a little more and enjoy some GOOD quality sleep!!!
Editors' Note: The study, is out in the December 2011 issue of the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity, showing the importance of exercise to a number of health factors.