When Is The Right Time To Exercise?
Health is wealth. Through our many and varied careers, we pursue wealth in the form of money. However, that pursuit should not be at the cost of a more enjoyable form of wealth, which is your health. So, exercise is an essential and non-negotiable part of life to achieve that wealth.
Picking a right time to exercise is not as important as is ensuring that you exercise regularly.
The best strategy for picking a time to exercise that suits you can be planned using these factors:
1) How much exercise do you require in order to stay productive at work and in life?
Are you a teenager? Or are you a 20 something person? Are you middle aged or are you retired? Are you an athlete or are you someone with a desk job? Acknowledging the body age and the kind of work you do through your day, is a good starting point for assessing the amount of exercise you need in order to stay alert, agile and productive in your day to day life. After all, the reason for exercise is not only to look good but to feel healthy from within.
2) How much do you eat through the day?
The common adage goes, “you are what you eat”. That is why it is safe to conclude that if food habits are healthy, then rigorous exercise is not needed to burn off unwanted calories. Healthy food makes for a healthy body. Having a healthy diet plan is half the battle. The rest of it, of course, is good amounts of exercise.
3) Do you cook your own food or does someone else do it for you?
This may seem irrelevant, but the simple fact is that if you are your own chef, then it would do you good to prepare your food beforehand and then exercise. After a good workout, your body needs to be replenished with the necessary nutrition. It is not a great idea to be cooking on a hungry stomach. Hence, plan your time of exercise according to the time of availability of food.
4) Do you have a personal preference?
Irrespective of the above factors, do you have a strong personal preference? You may be someone who believes that morning is the best time to exercise, or you may feel that winding your day down with a good workout is your reward for putting in the hours at work. If you have a personal preference, stick to that gut feeling and go for it. The other factors can be adjusted accordingly.
This brings us to the final and most important factor.
It is invaluable to keep exercising at the same time consistently so that you remain fit. You cannot afford to skip your exercise routine. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is, but once you decide upon a time, showing up to exercise at that same time every day, five to six times a week, is a guaranteed path to health and wealth.