I recently read an article on MSN Health which discussed the best time of day to eat, sleep, exercise, and even have surgery.
It can be found here: The Best Time of Day to Exercise, Take Vitamins,and More Health Moves
The article discusses our natural body rhythms and how we can use them to our advantage. I found it very interesting because I certainly notice ups and downs throughout my day. I am not generally a morning coffee drinker because I am pretty wide awake at the beginning of the day. However, 3 o’clock rolls around and I am ready for some caffeine or a nice little siesta pronto. Getting up and moving around usually helps because a nap is usually out of the question.
While the article suggests eating 2 small mid-day meals, instead of 1 large lunch, exercise between 5 and 6 o’clock, and always scheduling a doctor’s appointment in the morning, how realistic are these goals in our daily lives? I would love to be able to bask in the sunlight every morning to boost my energy and always have dinner two hours before I think about bedtime.
I’m also interested to know how many of you tend to exercise in the morning rather than the evening as the article suggests. I often find that I have more motivation to get myself moving in the morning.
What methods do you personally use to follow your body’s natural rhythms in the hustle and bustle of daily life?