Most adults do not get the proper, prescribed amount of rest. According to a recent study by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, adults should regularly obtain 7-8 hours of sleep each evening. However, only about 2/3 of Americans follow this guideline; about 40% of CDC survey participants aged 25-54 sleep less than 7 hours per night. Sleep deprivation has been related to obesity, diabetes and high blood sugar.

Did you know that working out during the day can help you get a better night’s sleep? While a rigorous regimen sends endorphins through your body, giving you a temporary “high,” the end result of a thorough exercise routine is that the body is tired out and prepared to rest. Instead of a post-dinner nightcap or extra hour of reading or watching TV before bed, hitting your local Greenville gym after work can actually help you go directly and successfully to sleep.

Reciprocally, getting more sleep can actually improve your workouts. With enough rest, you’ll have higher energy levels and better muscle coordination–meaning that the time you spend at the gym can actually benefit you more overall just because you went to bed on time. Ample rest also means more time for your muscles to relax and recover from strenuous toning activities. Your muscles will feel less sore the next day.

Don’t find yourself among those who don’t get enough sleep. Improve your productivity and quality of life on a daily basis by maintaining a regular sleep schedule. Eating and working out on a fixed schedule can also contribute to consistent sleeping patterns. Learn more lifestyle tips that can contribute to your workout or well being by talking to one of the professionals available to members at Pivotal Fitness’ Greenville health club.