Monday, October 29, 2012

Getting Exercise at the Ideal Time

By Peter Hazelrigg

Many people that exercise every day have to find the best time to exercise, since this will give you the best chance of improving daily. Deciding on the right time to work out can often be figured out by monitoring how you feel before and after the workout is done.

Most people choose the early morning hours for exercise. This isn't true for everybody, and it depends to some extent on your own body and metabolism. Morning exercises are ideal for those who've tried exercising at other times of day and have failed to achieve the desired results. This has several advantages. Getting up a little earlier to workout may help you overcome the distractions you face during the day. You also have the feeling of accomplishment of having gotten your workout done before doing anything else. Exercising in the morning will eventually provide you with a boost of morning energy.

Some people find that it's convenient to exercise late in the evening. It might not be a good idea to work out in the evening, though. Intense exercise usually invigorates your metabolism which will cause you to not sleep. In general, exercise helps you sleep better at night. Not only do you get exercise through physical activity, but it releases the stress in your body. Your body will be very active, however, if you work out in the evening, which is why you want to do it earlier. The only exception to this is a gentle exercise session. You should do any muscle building exercises, or aerobic workouts, early in the morning, so you have that extra energy. Working out in the evening is usually done because people cannot find any other time to do so.

It is important for you to be able to modify your workout schedule if you want to participate in things like a marathon, which can be quite grueling. If you really want to improve your chances of doing well with the event, always train for the event at the same time it will take place. If your marathon is in the morning, and you do all of your training in the afternoon, this may not benefit you as much as it should.

There are many experts that will tell you when the best time will be, yet not all experts will agree with everything that is said. The best time to exercise, according to them, might be the morning, or even afternoons or evenings. Since all of us have a body clock, what we need to pay attention to is how we feel, and then decide when to work out. You could find yourself wanting to change your schedule, especially if you hear a different theory on a better time to work out. Don't do it! Always go with how you feel, and what your body is telling you, when you are figuring out when to work out.

Even though you may think that it is easy to find the proper time to exercise, it really is not. If you want to have a regular workout schedule, and prior obligations will not allow this, you'll simply have to work out on an irregular basis.

This should not be a problem for you, if you are simply creative enough to solve the issue. If you just have time for a short workout, then that's what you need to do. It's all about trial and error, so keep trying to find the best time to work out, and you eventually will.

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