Meta-analysis of 15 studies on depression suggests significant mental health benefits from being physically active

I’ve had insomnia since I was a kid. Ive never had a full week of full nights’ sleeps in at least 20 years. It absolutely blows and definitely affects motivation, cognition, physical comfort, etc. The times that it is the worst is when I’m exhausted. The more tired I am, the more I wish I could sleep—as you’ve pointed out. The more I want to sleep, the more cortisol I feel rushing into my bloodstream since I feel something needs to be done. With cortisol comes the inability to sleep. With that exhaustion comes a lack of desire to work out. Without working out, the body sleeps more poorly, and it just gets out of whack.

I feel it is something healthy people do not understand. They think good choices just build on one another, and if people just chose to do the healthy thing, then everyone would be well and happy.

I can choose to go to bed in the cold dark at the right time every day and will not find success each time. It’s tough.

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