Exercise Helps Both Restless Leg and Sleep Apnea

 Exercise helps with a lot of life’s problems.

Researchers are saying that moderate exercise for 2-1/2 hours each week reduces restless leg syndrome and helps with sleep apnea.  One study reports that the subjects did not diet, and reduced the incidence of restless leg by 25 percent over a 12 week period.

So, what is Moderate Exercise?  Here’s a quote from CNN:  “Brisk walking, light biking, elliptical machine, anything that increases your heart rate so that you can still talk while exercising but have to catch your breath every few sentences or so, is considered moderate exercise.”

Different studies have discovered that people who exercise less than the recommended amount, as well as those who go way beyond in intensity and time, see reduced benefits.

The studies noted that only when a person is training at the level of an elite athlete, exercise can interfere with sleep quality. High-level athletes, who may overtrain for an event, do have issues when traveling and under stress, but for the majority of people, that’s not the case.

So, just like we’ve all known for a long time, go see your doctor and set up a moderate exercise program, then start reaping the benefits of better sleep.

2 Responses to “Exercise Helps Both Restless Leg and Sleep Apnea”

  1. Is there information anywhere that says about an hour of exercise per week has any benefit? 2-1/2 hours is a lot of time for a working person to try to exercise.

  2. This study only reported on the 2-1/2 hours of exercise each week. We’re not sure about the benefits of less exercise.