Why does moving around help reduce insomnia and fatigue?

70% of French people declare sleep problems during the last 8 days!
This represents an increase of 11 points compared to July, and especially +20 points compared to before the beginning of the Covid epidemic!

Life has returned, almost to normal, but anxiety and insomnia seem to persist.
We all know the impact that disturbed sleep can have on our daily lives. It can lead to fatigue, anxiety, lack of concentration and mental burden.

So, do you think making excuses to avoid working out is a good strategy? No !

Sport, stress and sleep: what links?

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1. Sport and sleep: what are the benefits?

Sport practiced during the day allows a reduction in the time it takes to fall asleep and an improvement in the quality of sleep, particularly the deepest stage of sleep called "stage III". Indeed, it is thanks to the production of wellbeing hormones produced during the setting in movement of the body: the endorphins.

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2. Sport and fatigue: what relationship?

When you've had a sleepless night or a long day, it's hard to get motivated to go to the gym and you're more likely to just sit on your couch and watch Netflix. But contrary to what you might think, sports can help you get your energy back!

Physical effort stimulates the production of certain hormones, such as the endorphins we just mentioned, but also serotonin and testosterone. These stimulate energy and help reduce the feeling of fatigue.

Moreover, it may seem contradictory, but the more the body "tires" in efforts, the more resistant it will become. And on the contrary, inactivity will tend to maintain this feeling of fatigue over the long term. A study has shown that when the body loses the habit of soliciting its muscles, the fatigue produced by any unusual and important effort (such as climbing three flights of stairs or carrying groceries) will be amplified! And on the contrary, as Dr. Patrick Bacquaert, Chief Medical Officer of the Institute for Research on Well-Being, Medicine and Sport Health (IRBMS) explains, "burning calories stimulates our energy reserves, our heart and our hormones and "cleanses" the body. A sedentary lifestyle weakens muscles, reduces physical fitness and can lead to chronic diseases. Moving is like running a car to prevent it from clogging up.
So, the more we move, the easier it is to move and the less tired we are.

However, we remind you that you must listen to your body and not force yourself if you really don't want to.

CBD to take before a session.

  • It provides a sense of calm and is therefore useful for releasing tension and bringing down the pressure. e
  • It helps to stay focused without being anxious

3. Sport against stress: how does it work?

The secretion of hormones involved in activating the reward systems of sport during exercise has impressive effects on our mental well-being: from reducing stress and mood disorders to improving our overall sense of well-being.
Just a 20-30 minute walk every day can reduce anxiety and signs of depression.
It is a powerful weapon in the fight against seasonal depression.

Or afterwards, to better recover.

  • After an intense sports session,
  • Substitutes for painkillers,
  • Accelerates the healing of potential injuries,
  • Reduces muscle cramps and soreness.

4. Sport: a powerful vector of social bonding

Playing sports in a group allows to reinforce the conviviality and the social links. There are even initiatives that allow you to play sports with people who have the same tastes: an opportunity to make new friends!


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