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Exercise improves sleep

We're lucky in Montana to have so many open public lands in which we can enjoy exercise, especially now that the weather is finally warming up! But exercise has many benefits, as we know.

Working out is great for your body and mind – and it can also help you get a good night’s sleep. But, for some people, exercising too late in the day can interfere with how well they rest at night.

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Exercise improves sleep

Based on available studies, “We have solid evidence that exercise does, in fact, help you fall asleep more quickly and improves sleep quality,” says Charlene Gamaldo, M.D. , medical director of Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep at Howard County General Hospital. “But there’s still some debate as to what time of day you should exercise. I encourage people to listen to their bodies to see how well they sleep in response to when they work out,” she adds.

Don't forget about our amazing trail system here in Helena:

Wherever you live, be sure to get outside and get moving this Spring! Take care of yourself and stretch/warm up, as well. And of course, if you injure yourself, we're always here to help.


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