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Insomnia is one of the more common problems reported among postmenopausal women. If you are one of those who suffer with sleep problems, factor regular fitness workouts into your schedule.
Studies show that morning exercise can help you fall asleep, while exercise at night can make it harder to fall asleep. Though researchers are unsure as to why regular morning aerobic activity helps people catch Z's, some believe that exercise helps steady your body's natural Circadian rhythms and also stabilizes stress hormones. Exercise can also help you fall into a deeper sleep, faster. If you have Insomnia, avoid working out three to four hours before you go to bed and instead try relaxation exercises such as stretching, yoga or tai chi. Increased rest and relaxation is only one of the many benefits of physical fitness.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|