Exercise for Sleep

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Finding light in your journey through loss, depression and heartbreak…

Do not do strenuous exercise too close to bedtime. It is too stimulating and will be hard to fall asleep afterwards. But do exercise earlier in the day to wear yourself out. People who exercise regularly find it easier to fall and stay asleep.

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Kristi Hugstad

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My husband Bill was a bodybuilder who outwardly seemed like he had the perfect life. He was 6'2", 250 pounds, he had this perfect physique. He watched what he ate. He exercised. So when he talked about taking his life, it was beyond my comprehension. I was very naive. I didn’t understand how sick he was, and I honestly didn’t take it seriously.
After Bill’s death, I became a certified grief recovery specialist from the Grief Recovery Institute. I want my story and my pain to make a difference in someone else’s life. I was an everyday person who was completely unaware, and my story is something that happens to others. If we can continue to have a conversation around mental illness then maybe it’ll inspire someone else out there to get the help they need.

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Originally published at stillstandingbykristi.blogspot.com on October 16, 2015.

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