assuming that most of you are also forced to either train in the early morning or evening I thought I’d share the below. Interesting read for sure.
For those who don’t want to read all of it, here the conclusion:
While current official and colloquial recommendations suggest that PA before bed impairs sleep (4), the present study demonstrates that moderate to vigorous activity in the 3 h before bed is unrelated to sleep quality, and related to slightly longer sleep duration and earlier sleep timing. Given the numerous beneficial effects of PA for health and well-being, and given the challenge of fitting PA earlier in the day for many citizens of modern societies, we argue that public health guidelines should urgently be changed. Moreover, active attempts should be pursued to amend the common misperception that evening PA impairs sleep. While further research is warranted to inform recommendations for specific populations and circumstances, a clear message should be delivered to the general population, stating that evening PA should no longer be avoided.”
Thanks for sharing this Winoria. Glad to see this as someone who always runs in the evening on weekdays.
I did notice that brisk walks of 20 minutes or more within 45 minutes before bed does increase the likelihood of restless leg syndrome, but that’s just me.