CrossFit – Monday, September 16th, 2019

How to Get Optimal Sleep to Recover

Lifting heavy weights is healthy. It’s linked to an enormous variety of benefits , and it’s linked with a huge variety of benefits that include improved learning capacity, better cholesterol levels, lower inflammation, reduced risk of depression, fewer injuries, and stronger bones.

(And, sure, an aesthetically pleasing silhouette.)

But intense exercise jacks up your nervous system, or to put it more scientifically, it increases sympathetic tone — it puts the autonomic nervous system into more of a “fight or flight” state.

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