Effective active life – better sleep

Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to reduce your sleep problems. Any physical activity is better than none. Physical activity will help you cope better with your busy and stressful week.

Choose physical activities that require strength, endurance and flexibility:

  • strength activities, such as carrying groceries (or toddlers), heavy yard work or weight training, strengthen muscles and bones and improve posture. Aim for 2 – 3 times a week
  • endurance activities, which are continuous activities such as walking, cycling and tennis, are especially beneficial for your heart, lungs and circulatory system. Aim for 4 – 6 times a week
  • flexibility activities, such as stretches, yoga, housework or golfing, keep your muscles relaxed and your joints mobile. Try to incorporate some form of stretching 4 – 6 times a week

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