Working out too close to bedtime

Do you work out in the evening? Have you ever felt geared up because of this when trying to go to sleep?

There are reasons why you shouldn’t work out so close to bedtime. Although, for some people it isn’t a problem (I envy them!). Your body needs time to bring itself back down to its “resting state” after you workout. How does it do that?

Well, here are a few things that happen:

-increase in oxygen intake

-decrease heart rate

-balancing your hormones

-replenish fuel

that can take a few hours! If you find yourself needing to get a workout in close to bedtime try some yoga, Pilates, or a quick walk. Try to avoid interval or circuit training or doing heavy lifting!


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