Cardio Love in the Afternoon

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When’s the best time of day for my cardio workout?

Cardio Love in the Afternoon

Forget about morning and evening workouts! According to a recent issue of Spa Magazine, working out in the afternoon is better for you.

The air resistance in your lungs is lower in the afternoon, making it easier for air to circulate as you execute dance and aerobic workout routines. Draw a big heart in your workout plan grid when you pencil in 2 p.m. and try your swimming, aquatics workout, or mountain biking workout program in the afternoon.

*If you enjoy hot California weather year-round, remember that UVA and UVB strength is still high around 2 p.m. PST so include the note, “need extra sunblock,” in your workout plan.



11/2/2006 4:10:06 PM
pat said:

To exercise at 2:00pm is impossible for most people. The majority of us have a job we go to 5 days a week.

1/28/2009 12:46:54 PM
Nicholas said:

I have trained many clients who prefer to exercise during the middle of the day. They didn't have 9-5 jobs though - they usually worked more than that. They just made sure that they could take a long break 2-3 times per week and still get all their work done. It is whatever works best for you when you can exercise.

4/1/2009 2:50:34 AM
Dina said:

Thats a great tip. I always feel too sleepy to work out first thing in the morning and if i do late in the evening i cant sleep afterwards. So this is great :)


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