Am I feeling fatigued because I am over working and over training, OR am I fatigued and drained due to a lack of activity?
If I don’t work out, wouldn’t I lose all the gains I’ve made? But I’m so tired!
These are all great questions to ask yourself right before hitting the snooze button to catch a few more extra Z’s in the morning.
We’ve all heard that for our bodies and brains to perform optimally, we as humans need a proper balance of both sleep and exercise. Sleep plays a HUGE role in our “overall physical and emotional health, helping your brain function, reducing your risk of chronic disease, promoting mental well-being, and boosting your immune system. Studies also show that sleep loss is associated with increased hunger and appetite, linking a lack of zzzs with an increased risk of obesity.”
Then again, there are so many benefits to exercising in the morning. You’ll get your workout done before the rest of the day happens. You’ll already be kick-starting your day. Plus, all that exercise in the morning makes you sleep much better at night.
So what do we do?! Do we choose sleep or exercise?
Katie Golde over at Greatist helps break down the importance of maintaining the balance between sleep and exercise in this week’s article “Which Is More Important: Sleep or Exercise?” Get the facts on what’s best for you and your body.
Need more ideas on how to balance sleep and exercise? Want to find out the best exercises to help you get in more zzzs?