Health Tip: Find the Best Time to Exercise08/22/13
(HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, there's a right time for
exercise and it varies by person.
What time is best for you? The American Council on Exercise
offers these suggestions for how to find out:
- Pay attention to your body's circadian rhythm, and exercise
during the hours just after your body's temperature is at its
- Measure your temperature each day for five to six days at
intervals of every few hours. Log your results and find the time
that your body temperature is warmest.
- Plan to exercise in the late afternoon, as studies show this
can improve performance and power.
- Don't change your schedule if you have one that works.
- If training for an event, exercise at the same time of day that
the event will be held.
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