While there may never be a best time to smoke or to eat bad quality trans fats, there is usually a best time to do some other healthy things for maximum benefit. Here are some what, hows and whys.
Best time to sleep?
Early to bed and early to rise is a really good idea. From eastern medicine, there are important energy meridians that are active in restoring your body starting at about 11pm. And in western scientific literature, it is well known that the hormones that help you repair tissue, and burn fat and sugar are more optimal when sleep is adequate. So try to be asleep by 11pm.
Best time to eat?
It depends. If you are already lean then your body is efficient with energy usage and food timing is less important. Three basic meals should be fine. However, if you are overweight, or pre-diabetic, then many small meals with no refined carbohydrates is better.
Best time for training?
If you are doing heavy strength and speed (sprinting) training. Late morning tends to be best. But for lighter weights evenings are a good time also. However the best time is the one that you can do consistently so just get going, and your body will adjust somewhat.
Best time for eating carbohydrates?
If you are overweight with cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar problems, the best time is when Singapore fields an NBA team. I.e. never. Except for a small service only after strength training sessions.
If you are leaner and/or very active the best times are after training and also before bed because carbohydrates tend to lead to better sleep quality as they have calming effects on brain chemistry. (This is also the reason we tend to crave carbs when stressed)
Best time for eating supplements?
Most supplements are best eaten with meals because that is when digestion is stimulated for best absorption. The only exception is a stimulating nutrient like caffeine or carnitine. Those tend to be best taken on an empty stomach.
Best time for mental tasks?
Ideally, mental tasks are done in the morning. As the day starts we should be focused, and as the day goes on, we should get more and more relaxed as our bodies and brains get ready for sleep.
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