In a recent study, scientists have found that by including strength training in your workout routine you can add up to 40 minutes more sleep each night– 17 minutes more than you get from simply doing aerobic exercise. Bryce Hastings, Les Mills Head of Research, says that given the numerous stressors of modern life and the prevalence of insomnia, these findings couldn’t come at a better time. “It simply highlights the breadth of benefits that come from a well-balanced exercise regime.” He recommends a weekly routine of two resistance exercise training sessions focusing on the major muscle groups, with three to four cardio sessions and one flexibility and mobility-based session as the ideal prescription.


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