What’s the Exercise/Sleep Connection?

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Starting your day with a cardio workout can help you kiss restless nights good-bye. Morning exercise clears out stress hormones, so your day feel less stressful, and that leads to better sleep at night. Physical activity improves sleep quality and increases sleep duration. As a bonus, morning exercise can lower blood pressure by as much as 10%. So keep that morning walk, bike-ride, kick-boxing class, or run as part of your daily routine. Try to get outdoors as much as possible and let your body absorb natural sunlight when you get physical.