Have you ever been asked the question, “Are you a morning person?“ (<–Click the link for a fun little story)
It used to be loosely defined that if you said your “best time” of the day was between 5:00AM and 11:59AM, you were a morning person. Well aside from the fact that 11:59AM is so close to the afternoon it’s laughable, operating well cognitively at a certain hour of the day really does act as a great indicator of when your body would probably give you the best performance during a workout.
Think about it, if you exercise when you’re groggy or dead tired from a long day, you’re more likely to slack your way through an exercise or not find the experience enjoyable. Whereas if you were to try and target your exercise routines around times when your mind is more alert – the workout will feel like a breeze, and more than likely keep your energy flowing.
I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many people just don’t seem to listen to what their bodies are trying to tell them when it comes to achieving the results they want.
Do yourself a favor and figure out when the best time is for you to increase your physical activity and stick to it for result’s sake. I’m not saying to avoid mixing it up — take a stroll in the morning sometimes or even dabble in late night Yoga. Just don’t push yourself to a Level 10 performance if your body and mind are only operating at a Level 6 – you’ll only sabotage yourself in the end.
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Have a good day (regardless of whether you’re reading this in the morning, afternoon or late at night – haha)!