Exercise and how it can affect our quality of sleep!

Exercise and how it can affect our quality of sleep!

Here at Mahalo Eco Blinds, you know we're all about healthy, fulfilling, and refreshing sleep, which is why we created the world's first patented eco blackout blinds from non-toxic material. But keeping light out is only one part of the equation. 👀

Your body and mind must also be able to let go of stress, release tension and relax. What's the best way we can aid in this process? Exercise!⚡

Exercise is not just effective at burning calories and toning muscles, but it can also do wonders for your sleep quality and overall well-being. Even moderate physical activity can get your endorphins pumping, your body's natural painkillers.

Endorphins stimulate your immune system, reduce stress, and boost your mood, helping you unwind into that deep slumber you have been craving. Just think about the last time you had to go to sleep while holding on to anger or frustration. Not easy to let go of all those racing thoughts, is it?!

Exercise will also keep your energy levels balanced throughout the day and reduce sleep latency (the time it takes to fall asleep). The energy you exert and the muscle fatigue may help you sleep more deeply. These deep sleep phases are essential for your physical and mental health as your body rests and repairs itself.

It's important to note that exercise does not have to mean hitting the gym seven days a week or torturing yourself with a run if you don't even like running.
Moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, swimming, or cycling, is one of the best ways to incorporate exercise into your busy lifestyle. Even light activities like gardening or dancing are beneficial and can be enjoyable ways to spend time with your kids, family, and friends. Plus, bringing your little ones along can lead them to build sustainable exercise habits and help them reap the benefits of good sleep!

Try to start small and figure out what works for your body and schedule. It's essential to find an activity that you enjoy and can stick with over time. Remember, it's a cycle: exercise can help you sleep better, giving you more energy for your workouts the next day.  🔁

Listen to your body, and remember that rest and recovery are equally important.
Here's to sweet dreams,
 
Aliesha xo