Walking more steps may improve your quality of sleep according to a new study featured in the NY Times.
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A new study in the NY Times suggests that taking more steps per day can improve your sleep cycles. The study, published in the Journal of Sleep Health was performed by researchers at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Researchers looked at how walking could improve sleep quality and was done as part of a larger effort to improve the activity of people in the Boston area.
The study showed a strong link between activity levels, step levels, and sleep quality.
Check out the article in the NY Times below
How Walking Might Affect Our Sleep
Among middle-aged men and women who took about 7,000 steps a day, covering even a little extra ground was tied to better sleep.
By Gretchen Reynolds Oct. 30, 2019
Taking more steps during the day may be related to better sleep at night, according to an encouraging new study of lifestyle and sleep patterns. The study, which delved into the links between walking and snoozing, suggests that being active can influence how well we sleep, whether we actually exercise or not.
Sleep and exercise scientists have long been intrigued and befuddled by the ties between physical activity and somnolence. To most of us, it might seem as if that relationship should be uncomplicated, advantageous and one-way. You work out, grow tired and sleep better that night.