Practicing a regular physical activity involves an infinite number of benefits for our body: it improves cardiovascular resistance, makes us lose excess weight, improves our mood, etc...
But what you may not know is that some sports are more appropriate than others to help our bodies rest better every night! Find out right away which ones!
Aerobic or anaerobic activity?
- When we talk about aerobic exercises we mean any physical activity practiced for a period of time greater than 10 minutes which accelerates our heart rate and requires a greater supply of oxygen, as could be running, swimming or cycling.
- While anaerobic exercises are those that require greater effort for a shorter period of time.
To be clear, a marathon runner practices an aerobic activity, a sprinter practices an anaerobic activity.
What type of sport is suitable for a healthy rest?
Certainly the activities that can be classified in the group of aerobic sports are best for fighting insomnia: walking, running or cycling for at least 30 minutes several times a week will bring a remarkable change to the quality of our rest.
Aerobic exercises in the morning or early afternoon: here is the winning choice!
Practicing any type of aerobic sport, such as running and swimming, for at least 30 minutes 3/4 times a week will help you rest better. If you’re not particularly sporty, just a brisk walk will do it!
Exercising in the early hours of the morning would be the best solution, but if your schedule makes that impossible, try to end any physical activity at least 4 hours before going to sleep.