Oldies need to exercise more to improve their sleep


Adapted from BMJ 13 March 21

A randomised controlled trial in older adults with insomnia found that 12 weeks training in Tai Chi improved both subjective and objective measures of sleep quality. Although the effect size was modest it persisted for over two years.

Sleep quality also improved in groups that took part in brisk walking programmes and muscle strengthening exercises.

My comments: With consideration to my last post, about the importance of sociability in brain health, I do wonder if it is the exercise or the social factors that improve sleep.

8 thoughts on “Oldies need to exercise more to improve their sleep”

  1. Brisk walking? How abut when someone chases you with a hammer? I know last week when i failed to buy gas for the car. I was chased for 5 blocks. Thank goodness the car ran out of gas. I slept like a baby that evening.

    rick

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