Exercise and sleep
Sleep and activity data from 429,110 adults analysed in the US by the Behavioural Risk Surveillance System, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arizona College of Medicine's Sleep and Health Research Program revealed that whilst walking is beneficial for sleep, other forms of activity are even better. The research revealed that aerobic exercise including running and cycling followed by yoga, training with weights, swimming, Pilates and even gardening were associated with improved sleep quality and duration.
The lead researcher Michael A. Grandner PhD said " Sleep, fitness and diet are the three pillars of health. When one of them is out of balance with the other, the body is not able to do what it needs to do to maintain optimal functioning."