Teen Sleep and Exercise

One of my favorite activities since the time I was young boy has been riding my bicycle. Now, it’s a road bike and I treasure my times on my bike when I can quietly reflect, enjoy the beauty of the area where we live, and to get my heart pumping. After a recent ride with my wife, we both commented on how tired our legs were and how much we were looking forward to getting a good night’s sleep thanks to all of the energy we expended. Researchers at Penn State University recently found that teenagers who for one day get either more exercise than normal or are more sedentary than normal will have their sleep affected that night. When there’s been exercise, they will sleep better. And when they’ve been sedentary they will sleep worse. Not surprisingly, researchers are recommending more teen exercise for greater sleep maintenance efficiency at night. To steward their bodies well and to ensure better health, your teen needs the exercise that fuels sleep.