Podcast: What’s the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

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What’s the best time of day to exercise?

Leanne explores the best time of day to exercise and the idea of being a “business athlete”

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

What’s the best time of day to exercise?

How can you incorporate this into your schedule?

Key Takeaways:

Physiologically speaking, the best time of day to exercise is roughly between 15.00 and 17.00 P.M. This is when these four things are at their peak; grip strength, protein synthesis, testosterone and body temperature.

However this isn’t practical for many of us. The best time to exercise may be in terms of our schedule instead.

Adaptability is important in an exercise regime.

We are all athletes in some respect, preparing and “training” for what we have ahead of us, then resting and recovering physically and mentally, before the next event.

Action Steps:

Think about what the best time of day to exercise is for you.

Adapt your exercise regime to what’s in the schedule, your current state of wellbeing and what’s coming up.

See yourself as a “business athlete”.

Leanne said:

We see ourselves as athletes, so we plan, pace and prepare the same way an athlete would.”

“That would be doubling down on nutrition, hydration, sleep the night before, maximising your energy the morning of that big event, and then afterwards taking some opportunity to de-load.”

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