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Strength training for better sleep
Thursday, 29 April · 1 min read

If you’re struggling to fall asleep, or find yourself tossing and turning at night, adding strength workouts to your exercise routine could help you get a more restful night’s sleep.

While intense exercise may not be beneficial for sleep too close to bedtime, research has shown that regular strength training has a variety of benefits for sleep, including improving overall sleep quality.

Experiment with a couple of strength-training sessions to see what the impact is on your sleep.

If you’re new to strength training, you could start with some simple exercises using just your bodyweight, like squats, leg raises or wall push-ups.

Did you know, you can use the Healthily app to track your sleep? Go to ‘My account’ then 'My trackers' and choose ‘Sleep length’ and ‘Sleep quality’.

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