The Best Time Of Day To Workout And Clean

Certain hours of the day are better for certain tasks. For example, research says medical appointments are best scheduled early in the day. Real Simple has rounded up the best time of day to do just about anything.

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Doing your cardio workout between 5pm and 6pm (or late afternoon to early evening), for example, may help you get more out of your exercise and sleep better. Also:

At these times, [Dr Matthew Edlund] says, your lungs use oxygen more efficiently, you're more coordinated, and your muscles are warmed up, so you're less likely to suffer a sprain or strain.

Cleaning in the afternoon (around 4pm) is also recommended for the same coordination reason. And if dusting tends to make you sneeze, you'll avoid the times in the morning when allergy and asthma symptoms are more likely.

To improve your memory and learning ability, the evening is the best time to read due to the way our brains are organised for long retention.

For lots more tips, including when to nap and ask for a raise, head to the slideshow linked below.

The Best Time of Day to Do Anything [Real Simple]


Comments

    Good to know, I always go to the gym after work (just after 5pm) so I've got that one nailed :)

    Training in the morning is best for fat loss. Just warm up properly if you're worried about strains and sprains. Training earlier in the morning gets your metabolism going early and can help make your body burn more fat during the entire day.
    It's especially effective to get up, have some caffeine and get on with cardio training before eating breakfast, (or have a VERY small amount to eat if you must). Then eat a small healthy meal straight after and get on with your day, knowing you've stoked the metabolic fire inside and will burn more fat as a result. :)

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