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What Time Should I Work Out?

Work OutHave you ever wondered if your work out should be in the morning, evening, or in-between for best results? I have on multiple occasions. I know that when I wake up and work out I have better sustained energy throughout my day and working out in the evening can help with my sleep, but what is ideal?  According to Russel Pate, M.D., and professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina, “The best time of the day is when you will do it most consistently, because the benefits of physical activity are tightly linked to the amount you do on a consistent basis.” Well there you have it, it’s not an exact when, it’s just the exact when for you personally each day.

It all comes down to being consistent and doing what works best for you. Later on in the article posted by the American Heart Association Pate says, “If you’re not a morning person, it does no good for you to try to get up at 5 in the morning to work out. Try to stack as many cards on your side of the table as possible by doing what’s most likely to work for you. The converse is, don’t make it as hard as it doesn’t have to be.” HA! Finally! I don’t have to make myself a morning person! Obviously I’m not a morning person and I am more than willing to let one man with his credentials tell me I don’t have to wake up early. He goes on to mention that there are differences in the way a workout effects your body depending on the time of day you work out, but that the differences are minimal compared to the overall effect working out consistently.

All in all it’s about doing it even if you’re tight on time, find the time that works best for you and your schedule and stick to it. What time of day do you work out? Why do you choose that time frame?

Read the full article HERE

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Which Cardio Is Best?

Many Americans do the ups and downs of weight loss, but never see substantial results. We obliterate ourselves in the gym, but don’t back it up with our diet. The diet is a key part to any weight loss regime, but when I say diet I do not mean a fad or weight loss trick. Your diet is what you eat on a daily basis, it is meant to be your lifestyle. The other component is the gym to help speed up metabolism and to allow your body the efficient tools it needs to burn fat cells. So which Cardio is best? Should I swim, run, row, throw, jump, or kick? All options are good, but these options aren’t going to help you progress in your fat loss journey as fast as you would like. Morelli

An amazing online trainer named Michael Morelli that I follow on Instagram and on his WEBSITE goes into why weights will help you lose weight faster. The program that he promotes is HIIT MAX or High Intensity Interval Training. By combining a series of exercises to keep your heart rate up you maintain the optimal heart rate for weight loss. The HIIT recommended is not just cardio, but strength training as a form of cardio. Morelli quotes on his website, “weight training is by far the most effective way to rid yourself of unwanted body fat, torch calories and boost your metabolism.”

The more I look into weight loss options I realize how very wrong I’ve been doing it over the years, or not doing it rather. Mindset is the biggest battle. I suppose I will have to move beyond my single sit-up every morning and get back into the gym and start some HIIT MAX. Have you heard of this kind of interval training and the benefits of weights on fat loss, or are you still running miles on the treadmill and not getting anywhere…literally?

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