Because snoring and sleep apnea are often associated with weight gain, one of the things I find myself talking with patients about is the need to exercise. So many adults lead sedentary lives and regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. But, as this article points out, regular exercise doesn’t have to be terribly time consuming. There is significant evidence that brief, intense exercise works. For the past two years I have been doing something called Slo Fit, which consists of a single, 30 minute session of weight training per week. Using slow, controlled weight lifting, major muscle groups are worked to failure, and allowed to recover fully before the next week’s session. This approach significantly increased my fitness level, and it is so convenient that I’ve only missed three sessions in two years. I encourage all of my patients who are looking for safe, efficient, sustainable ways to exercise to consider this method.
Remember – diet, exercise, and sleep are the keys to a happier, healthier, more productive life!