Sleep Fitness & Exercise Program

Exercise is for Everyone!

You don’t need to be an early bird to get a quality workout. The best time to exercise varies from person to person. While some people prefer getting up early in the morning, others find nighttime more convenient.



During deep sleep, growth hormone (GH) production increases, which helps to repair and build muscles after training.



Remove While naps can’t make up for inadequate nighttime sleep, a quick nap of 20 to 30 minutes may improve your mood and level of alertness.


People who exercised three or more times per week say they slept better than those who exercised one or two times a week. Regular physical activity also helps decrease anxiety, which is a leading cause of insomnia.

Categories of Exercise

There are many different types of exercise that can benefit your health and sleep.

  • Aerobic
  • Strength
  • Anaerobic
  • Flexibility
  • Neuromuscular
  • Functional

Challenges of Exercise

  • Reduced Range of Motion
  • Paralysis
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Wheelchair
  • Emotional/cognitive

Excuse Proof Exercise

If you have a medical condition, this must be seen as an even greater reason to work out a fitness program.

  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • CHF
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back Pain
  • Neuromuscular
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Neuropathy
  • Personalized Program

You will be evaluated by the medical center’s fitness staff and a program will be designed that sets realistic exercise goals for you. If necessary we will use the medical center resources including Cardiac Rehabilitation and/or Occupational and Physical Therapy.


For a list of helpful links and websites, visit our Resources section.

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