Sleep is so important any additional information related to the topic is worth a reminder of it's relevance to our overall health.
Weightlifting has countless health benefits for people over age 50, all throughout life. Resistance training for mature adults keeps us from losing muscle mass as we age. You might already know that it helps with weight loss, balance, blood pressure, and mood.
Did you also know that it helps with sleep, too?
Just one session of resistance training helps us fall asleep faster, studies show. One session helps what’s called “sleep consolidation,” or the brain’s ability to store memories and learning.
Weightlifting also improves general sleep quality. And it reduces the severity of sleep apnea, improving sleep and reducing disruptions that create chronic tiredness.
The relationship between resistance training and sleep works conversely: Good sleep is essential for exercise, too.
Here are some other tips for ensuring a good night’s rest;
Sources: WebMD, IDEA Health & Fitness Association
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