U.K. Gym Offers Group Napping Classes For Exhausted Clients
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In our increasingly fast-paced, technology-driven world, most adults do not get the recommended 8-10 hours of sleep every night. Things are even worse for those with young children. A recent study revealed that 86% of parents in the United Kingdom complain of fatigue and about 26% get less than 5 hours of sleep every night. To provide exhausted patrons a little relief from their hectic schedules, David Lloyd Clubs, a chain of gyms and fitness centers in Europe, has introduced a napercise class!
As the name suggests, the hour-long group class, described as a way to "reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie," does not involve any hard-core exercise. Instead, attendees are guided through 15 minutes of light stretching to help them relax and then encouraged to cuddle under the blankets of a comfortable bed, cover their eyes with an eye mask, and snooze for 45 minutes. With soothing music playing in the background and the room set to the perfect temperature, clients can be assured of the best possible sleep. Napercise classes are currently being offered at just one location. If popular, they will be expanded to other David Lloyd Clubs.
Though the class sounds like a marketing ploy, nap benefits have been scientifically proven . A study conducted by Pennsylvania's Allegheny College found that midday naps not only help participants feel well-rested, but also enable them to handle stress better. A follow-up study carried out at the University of California at Berkeley concluded that a 45-minute snooze in the middle of the day boosts learning capacity. The good news is that you do not have to make a trip to the U.K. to join this latest exercise trend – you can participate from the comfort of your own bed. So, go ahead and encourage your entire family to try a napercise class, or two, and see if the benefits claimed by experts are true.
Resources: oddity central.com, davidlloyd.com, refinery29.com
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- pusheenalmost 6 yearsI wonder how much it cost because if it cost 1,000,000 u can count me out. and besides i have better things to do.
- Little Timmyalmost 6 yearsI think it would be very useful for the busy/extremely tired people. We can only know if it really works by trying. Other wise, it seems good.
- amber balmost 6 yearsI think that could be a school thing some people come to school tired and some stress.
- 5th gradealmost 6 yearsI think that its good that they allow you to napercise 45 minutes a day. Ecspecially for the busy people who have to run around place to place.
- randomalmost 6 yearsSeams cool
- supalmost 6 yearsvery cool
- Abby L.almost 6 yearsMy family needs to try this. We all get up around six o´clock in the morning and go to bed around ten/ ten thirty.
- Briellealmost 6 yearsI never know there was a place where you could sleep.
- lilbroismealmost 6 yearsi need that so most
- rex200almost 6 yearsI need that class badly