When you think about your day, what do you find yourself doing the most? If you’re at work are you sitting all day or are you on your feet? If you find yourself sitting for most of your day, it’s imperative for your health to get up and move or to find time in your day to get some exercise in.
Now, getting exercise does not mean that you have to join a gym or begin training for marathons. However, scheduling time in your day even a short period of time can mean all the difference.
Best time to workout?
Well, the good news is that the best time is whenever is best for you! As long as the time you set aside can become uninterrupted and remain consistent, you will have a higher level of success.
Some feel that there is a best time and that it must correlate with your circadian rhythms, which are associated with the body’s internal clock. This also controls your blood pressure, hormones, sleep, and body temperature, among other things.
Studies have shown that body temperature is also an important variable when determining the quality of an exercise program. The hour or so prior to you waking up, the body temperature is at its lowest, which means the muscles are tighter and blood flow is reduced resulting in a sluggish workout. With the muscles being tighter, there is also an increased risk of injury.
First Things, First
Although studies have shown that body temperature plays a role in a successful workout, many find that working out first thing in the morning leads to higher productivity throughout their day. If this is the case for you, ensure that the body is warmed and stretched properly before beginning any regime.
With lung function at its peak in the early afternoon and in the evening, some feel working out in that time period can lead to higher results. The body is more alert and the body temperature is higher leading to more positive results.
Aside from a higher functioning lung capacity, working out in the afternoon after work also provides a great stress reliever as well as a way to control the food you eat at dinner time.
Achieve Optimal Health
Regardless of the benefits each time of day has to offer, it is best to stay consistent in what you do and the time you choose to reach the highest level of success. When you add in proper nutrition and exercise as well as chiropractic care, the body is able to achieve optimal health. Contact our Atlanta chiropractors today at (404) 889-8828 to learn more!