Thursday, December 23, 2010

Go For A Walk In The Snow!

Today's Health Tip!


Go for a walk in the snow - Exercise improves sleep!  Studies from the University of Arizona show that women who even walked short distances at a normal pace during the day found their sleep significantly improved. Exercise reduces the time it takes to get to sleep by 12 minutes, and it increases total sleep time by 42 minutes.

Getting enough sleep has so many benefits!  To list a few...
Sleep Keeps Your Heart Healthy,  Sleep Reduces Stress, Sleep Reduces Inflammation, Sleep Makes You More Alert, Sleep Bolsters Your Memory, Sleep Helps You Lose Weight, Naps are known to make you smarter, and Sleep Helps the Body Make Repairs!

Wow!  Who is with me today!  Lets all go for a walk in the snow! Make a snowman or just have fun with the kids!

9 comments:

Alida said...

Sleep is key to cutting down my pain levels with my fibromyalgia! I love getting a good night's sleep and exercise really helps.

Joy blessings,
Alida

Dr. Carrie said...

Great suggestion, Angie! We don't get outdoors enough in the winter months. It's great for the exercise and for that little bit of sun that helps you body get the Vitamin D it needs!

Jewel said...

Believe me, I would like to go for a walk in the snow, but my little one doesn't want to go out in the cold. I usually take plenty of exercise when there isn't any snow, though.

Priscilla said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Mandy said...

We walked through the snow when we visited Colorado last week! It is a super workout! (and you amazingly get really not doing that! lol) Great tips!

Mandy said...

*hot.. not not lol

Uniquic Network Online Blog U.N.O. said...

Excellent post. I just recently got back into excercising and one of the things I do is go outside and walk in the cold. If find it quite exillarating.~Uniquic~

Leslie said...

Thanks for the post.. I do love walking in the snow, especially in the early morning before the cars start passing by.. It's so serene and quiet.. it's a special time.

John B said...

walk it is very healthy, especially for our heart health. by doing a 15-minute walk every day we've been able to maintain our heart health and may even Can Help Longevity.