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Is it ok to exercise before bed?

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If you’re struggling to get good sleep, exercise might be your saviour.

Sleep helps to restore the building blocks of the human body and is essential for longterm health.

Several studies show that insufficient sleep increases the risk of developing insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and ultimately affects life expectancy.

Unfortunately, 30 to 48% of the general population experience symptoms of insomnia. This can mean difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, waking earlier than intended, or having non-restorative sleep.

The good news is, moderate aerobic exercise increases the amount of time you spend in deep sleep.

On this episode, Gab and Sarah look at the relationship between exercise and sleep and whether it’s ok to exercise before bed.

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Timing light, food, & exercise for better sleep, energy and mood - Huberman Lab https://hubermanlab.com/dr-samer-hattar-timing-light-food-exercise-for-better-sleep-energy-mood/  

The ‘BDNF’ episode: Why exercise can improve your brain https://womenlikeyoupodcast.com/why-exercise-can-improve-your-brain/ 

Yoga With Adriene Bedtime Yoga (20mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7SN-d4qXx0 

Yoga With Adriene Wind Down Yoga (12mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJOCGSwB8v4 

Yoga With Adriene 7 Minute Bedtime Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI9upn4t9n8 

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