3 reasons why you should not exercise before bed
According to a study, exercising late at night can increase your heart rate and disrupt your sleep. Exercise can leave you dehydrated and release stress hormones in the body, making you stay awake.
Reasons why you should not train late at night according to the study:
When you exercise, the adrenal glands are activated to produce adrenaline, which is known as epinephrine. This increases the number of heartbeats. This also increases oxygen levels and blood flow to the muscles, which disrupt sleep.
Stimulates the nervous system
Intense exercise can stimulate the nervous system and increase heart rate, which can take time to return to normal. It also disturbs your sleep. Some intense exercises include running, swimming, cycling and lifting heavy weights.
The nervous system needs time to recover. As a result you will feel muscle aches and fall asleep poorly.
When you do an intense workout, your muscles get damaged. Rest is the main way to have healthy muscles. Since exercise before bed can disrupt your sleep, it can also disrupt the muscle growth process.
Experts suggest 2 simple ways to combat the negative effects of late night exercise:
- Make sure you do exercises at least three hours before bedtime
Take a hot shower to relax your muscles