Figuring out the best time to fit exercise into your busy schedule is often hard enough, but figuring out when you'll benefit the most from exercise is important as well. The Wall Street Journal shares a few tips for finding that sweet spot so you don't suffer the midday fatigue often associated with working out.
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To find your optimal workout time, you just need to consider what time of day you work out and then plan accordingly. The Wall Street Journal explains:
If you prefer working out in the evenings, it's best to avoid exercising two to three hours before bedtime to avoid sleep disruption, the National Institutes of Health says. On the other hand, if you are a morning exerciser and not getting seven to nine hours of sleep, Lona Sandon, a Dallas fitness instructor and assistant clinical nutrition professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, suggests getting to bed earlier or exercising in the evening.
Once you settle into that routine, you should see all kinds of benefits, including getting rid of the midday fatigue that often comes with exercising. Head over to the Wall Street Journal for a few more tips on setting up your exercise routine for maximum efficiency.
Fighting Fatique in the Afternoon [The Wall Street Journal]