A Good Nights Sleep

imagesOne of the benefits of working out is getting a really great nights sleep. I feel very well rested this morning and this will account for a more productive day ahead. I will think clearer and react faster to all problems which I may have to address today.

Typically I tend to toss and turn during the course of the night. I may wake up after just five or six hours sleep and force myself to go back to sleep. But not last night. I slept right through a solid 8 hours of sleep. I will be able to greet people with “Good Morning” and actually mean it. Woo Hoo

All of this because of a little old workout in the morning.
Blood Sugar- 102, Weight- 193.2
Treadmill- 1 mile

Because of a well rested night and waking a bit later than normal I had to cut down my time on the treadmill to just 1 mile. It’s OK. The fact is that I got on the treadmill and did some work.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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11 Responses to A Good Nights Sleep

  1. A friend of mine is struggling with sleep at present and is therefore so tired all of the time she lacks the motivation required to get herself running or being active in anyway which impacts on how well she sleeps which impacts on how much energy she has…..
    A vicious circle for sure.

  2. James says:

    Sez you. Sleep is always a struggle for some of us.

  3. Workouts really promote good sleep. I have noticed that for myself too. 🙂

  4. camcoogan says:

    Daily exercise is definitely a way to improve the quality of sleep. And studies show that exercise in the early a.m. is especially helpful. As we age, our production of the sleep hormone, melatonin, diminishes so sleep is indeed a struggle for some. So glad you are able to get the exercise- the benefits are priceless!

  5. So true. Thanks for the recent like on my post about mindfullness. Please follow me back at wklifebalance.wordpress.com

  6. New Journey says:

    good for you…sometimes good nights sleep can be better for you than missing out on a workout….I would like to sleep just 4 hours at a time…LOL maybe I need to lay off the water as the sunsets….kat

  7. Pamela says:

    Good for you. It takes me about 15-45 minutes to fall asleep at time. More often then not, but I don’t know why. Maybe I will try working out in the evening as oppose to the morning.

    • An hour before you go to bed make sure you turn down the lights in the room you are in, quiet music instead of TV and no electronic devices. It does wonders as our bodies prepare for a good nights sleep.

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