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What type of exercise can help me sleep better?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
As adults, we can reap the sleep benefits of daily exercise. In addition to daily aerobic exercise, like brisk dog walking, night time stretching can also help get us ready for sleep. Make an evening walk with your dog and 15 minutes of gentle stretches after returning home part of your before-bed time routine.
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