Know When To Workout.

( Making the decision to exercise on a regular basis is one of the best health choices you can make. In conjunction with a healthy diet, and peaceful environment exercise can put you on a path to avoid many serious health illnesses. It is proven that controlling ones’ weight with exercise can prevent, or help manage things such as blood pressure, diabetes, edema, fibromyalgia, and many other illnesses. It can also help improve ones’ mental health as the endorphins released while working our can help one deal with depression, and anxiety and a host of other mental and emotional issues.

You can workout anytime, but you want to do so when it is best for you. Granted many try to work out in the morning, and this is usually a good time as it gives you the burst of energy you need to start your day. However, this may not be the case for everyone as schedules tend to vary. Just as your workout itself is most effective when it is tailored to you it is the same in choosing when you should workout.

I am a very nocturnal person and I remember thinking working out at night before I went to bed would be a great idea. Since I’m not a morning person I didn’t think the morning workout would be smart. In the morning I don’t need to try to wrestle myself to the gym. Well, I found that when I worked out before I went to bed I was unable to sleep. I was wired and wide awake after the workout even though my body was physically tired. This caused sleep problems…which lead to more dragging in the morning it became increasingly harder to function at work before noon. Just as I was about to through the entire workout in the trash a doctor friend of mine explained that I needed to move the time of my workout.

She suggested moving it to the middle of the day or early evening since mornings was absolutely out of the question for me. This time adjustment proved to be exactly what I needed. The workout right after work gave me the energy boost for the evening. Every parent knows that things can get hectic with homework, baths, dinner, and preparation for the coming day. The adjustment had me ready to go to sleep even at my late hour, and I was functional the next morning.

If you are a morning person then definitely working out in the morning may be the perfect jump start to your day. Some people that sleep later in the day or work over night may find the night workout to be perfect for them. The bottom line is what time you choose to workout has a direct effect on your consistency in that workout, and how your body responds to the rest of the day after said workout. You can read a lot about what works for others in this area, and it might work for you…but knowing your schedule and what your body needs at different times of the day will help you take the information you fine and cater it to your lifestyle.

Staff Writer; Christian Starr

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