Mental Health/Nervous System
Sleep Soundly Thanks to Treadmill Desks
Millions of Americans find it difficult to achieve a good nights sleep. If you are among this group you need to solve the problem because sleep is critical to maintaining overall health.
Researchers at the University of Chicago found that poor sleep patterns led to a reduction in human growth hormone, responsible for proper fat to muscle ratios in our body. Your metabolism could be affected negatively as well with the body releasing more glucose seeking to replace lost energy not gained by a restorative sleep. The study found further that middle aged adults not achieving sufficient amounts of sleep illustrated a 37% risk of raised blood pressures and hypertension over a five year period increasing their risks for heart disease.
When we sleep we derive the following benefits:
* Clearer thoughts
* More energy
* Positive mindset
* Healthy weight maintenance
* Muscle strength
* Stress relief
* Normalized blood and glucose levels
* Better decision-making ability
* Stronger immune system
Finding it hard to sleep? Walking during the day may be your answer to a sounder sleep. Not enough time in the day to walk? Try a treadmill desk, they allow slow walking throughout the day (no sweat) enhancing health and improving sleep.Walking reduces stress levels and helps you relax. It also increases levels of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that affect mood and sleep patterns.
Weight gain has been associated with many sleep disorders including sleep apnea. The weight loss achieved using a treadmil desk from TrekDesk may alleviate or reverse these conditions.
Walking while you work provides you with the energy you need to make it through your day as well as the relaxation component you need for a good night sleep.