Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At the same time, similar to the topic of sleep, I found myself having very little specific and scientific knowledge about what exercise really does to our bodies and our brains.
“Yes, yes, I know all about it, that’s the thing with the endorphins, that makes you feel good and why we should exercise and stuff, right?” is what I can hear myself say to someone bringing this up. I would pick up things here and there, yet really digging into the connection of exercise and how it effects us has never been something I’ve done.
Inspired by a recent post from Joel on what makes us happy I’ve set out to uncover the connection between our feeling of happiness and exercising regularly.
More here – Fast Company
Plus, there’s an overwhelming amount of research now on the health benefits of sleep. There are some really surprising findings. For example, I was really surprised by #14 in this article. Make it all the more important to get your quota of shut-eye.
I think you’d also like this resource which is an in-depth guide on recommended sleep times for all ages.