How to choose the time for sports and fitness

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It is a common truth that fitness is good for physical and emotional health. However, this does not mean that you can play sports with the same benefit at any time of the day. For some workouts, the morning hours are better, and some will be more effective in the evening. Of course, there is no universal “recipe”, and, first of all, it is better to listen to your biological clock. However, based on practice, fitness trainers can still name those workouts that give a more or less successful result at one time or another of the day.

morning fitness

Many sports fans can’t imagine their day without a morning jog or at least a few yoga asanas at sunrise. But it is worth remembering that immediately after waking up, the human body temperature is slightly below normal, that is, the blood flow is slowed down and it will take more time to “warm up” the muscles than during the day. You should not plan strength training in the morning, as well as those that are associated with a risk of injury to the ligaments (for example, football ). And, of course, before class, you need to stretch and warm up.

Sports that are best done in the morning:

  • Running on the ground or the track in the hall. “Classic of the genre”, however, does not lose its relevance.
  • Cycling. Cycling to work is a great workout and extra fun.
  • Swimming. A small morning “swim” can energize you for the whole day.
  • Yoga. A special complex “Salutation to the Sun” is both physical activity and a positive attitude.
  • Badminton, squash. Exercising outdoors or in a fitness club will help “warm up” the body and prepare it for the day at work.

Workout at lunchtime

For those who cannot get up early in the morning and are busy in the evenings, trainers offer their fitness plans. Sport at lunchtime is very effective since in the period from 10 to 14 days adrenaline and temperature rise in the body, the muscles are ready for intensive work. Also in the first half of the day (but not in the morning) it is recommended to practice martial arts – they require concentration, which is especially pronounced from 12 to 14 hours. Therefore, you can safely take lunch fitness instead of sandwiches for lunch.

Evening sports

The optimal time for training in the evening is from 16 to 19 hours. At this time, it is worth visiting the gym and doing strength disciplines. But after 19, when the body’s activity decreases again and it gets ready for bed (the temperature gradually drops), you need to pay attention to “relaxing” types of fitness – yoga, for example. Those who prefer to run in the evenings should be careful – the risk of injury increases.

Effective evening workouts:

  • Power loads in the hall. In the early evening, when the body has not yet exhausted the daily supply of energy, it’s time to “boot iron.”
  • Jogging, walking. Walking is a good alternative to running, just as healthy, but safer.
  • Pilates, yoga. A set of exercises for stretching and finding harmony with the body will be a pleasant “prelude” to a night’s rest.
  • Dance programs – for the most active and the opportunity to spend time not only with benefit but also with pleasure.
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