Numerous studies have shown that exercise improves sleep quality. The Cleveland Clinic’s health blog explains why.

Sleep medicine psychologist Michelle Drerup, PsyD, explains how exercise affects your sleep and how you can maximize its benefits, starting today.

“Try to exercise outdoors,” Dr. Drerup says. “You get natural light, which helps your body establish a good sleep-wake cycle. It tells your body when to be alert and when to wind down.”

Can’t get outside? Indoor workouts still help you get better sleep.

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