Boosting cardiovascular fitness improves sleep, vitality and mood for insomniacs

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

A Northwestern University study has shown that “aerobic exercise is a simple strategy to help people sleep better and feel more vigorous.” The study results indicated that “aerobic exercise … resulted in the most dramatic improvement in patients’ reported quality of sleep … compared to any other non-pharmacological intervention.” Phyllis Zee, M.D., director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Northwestern, noted that “by improving a person’s sleep, you can improve their physical and mental health.” A report from Northwestern University’s health sciences editor, Marla Paul, is shown below.

 

 

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