It’s always been a fact that good exercise is an important factor for overall health, but according to a recent NY Times article, your workout might have more of a direct effect on your body afterhours than you thought.

As Northwestern University’s Dr. Kelly Glazer Reynolds explains, consistent exercise programs can work to mute a person’s stress response, thus any “underlying physiological arousal is dialed down enough for sleep to arrive more readily.”

While it is still unclear the range of effects that different types of workouts and levels of intensity have on this stress relief, this correlation certainly adds more motivation to get on that treadmill!





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