Published By Nutrition with Kimberly & Newport Boxfit
When it comes to working out, you know that what you do in the gym is important. But what you do outside the gym, what you eat, what you drink, and especially how you sleep, is just as crucial.
To give your body time to recover, conserve energy, and repair and build up the muscles worked during exercise, YOU NEED SLEEP. It helps us build lean muscle and helps our body repair when we have torn ourselves up during a hard workout.
Exercise and sleep work hand in hand.
Exercise actually has a chemical effect on the brain. Physical activity creates more adenosine in the brain, and adenosine makes us feel sleepy, meaning the harder we work out, the more driven we are by this chemical to sleep.
Exercise can improve deep sleep, and sleeping better enhances the ability to exercise the next day. Getting the recommended seven hours a night is important for metabolic function, weight regulation and brain health.