Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Do Pysically Active Women Sleep Better?

Here is a great reason for couch potatoes to get off the couch and get moving. In a recent study of 101 women over 55 researchers comparing the sleep quality of physically active women to sedentary women, researchers found that the physically active women averaged 2.5 extra hours of quality sleep each night over 30 days.

It seems that the aging process leads to changes in sleep with a negative impact on the quality of life. Sleep is an important marker of quality of life and the relationship between physical exercise and sleep conditions has been the subject of various scientific studies, suggesting that the elderly who practice physical exercise had fewer sleeping problems.

Check out our related article about managing your menopausal symptoms through diet and exercise for a greater understanding of life style changes that all menopausal women should make.
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Leslie Rubio said...

Very informative site for menopausal women-of which I am a member.

I am currently taking compounded hormones in the form of plant extracts along with a disolving plant derived testosterone. I have had to have my medicine tweaked once and am now hot flash free for the past 3 months-JOY!

It had to find a new OBGYN that worked with a compounding pharmacy as my former OBGYN of 10+ years didn't offer this more natural approach!

I'm happy to say that being free of hot flashes has improved my sleep at night, forgetfulness and crabby mood. Bravo for bio-identical plant extracted hormones. There's no other way to go for me!

Thanks for sharing this wonderful informational blog with all menopausal women of the world!


Anonymous said...

Try Epsom Salts!