Top 5 night time workout tips before going to bed
Night-time workout? Some night-time exercise tips before you hit the sack.
If you are not someone who likes to exercise during the day time then exercising at night may just be the right fit for you. And in case you are worried that this will make you too energized to sleep, you are mistaken. Here are some tips for your night-time exercise routine.
Plan your meals accordingly: Make sure you do not workout after a heavy dinner. It is better to either have a light meal or keep a gap of 2-3 hours before starting your regime. Exercising on a full stomach will do you more harm than good.
Exercise type: It is important to give priority to your health and when it comes to exercising before going to bed, it is recommended that you stick to low-impact moves. You can also incorporate full body stretches for added benefit. You can try the plank, child’s pose, cat/dog pose, etc. If you are into heavy cardio-based workout, make sure to have a 2-hour cushion before you sleep.
Hit the gym straight from work: It is better to stop over at the gym while you are on your way back home from the office. If you go home first, then it may tempt you to skip the exercise altogether. You can keep your gym bag at the office along with a change of clothes. Even better if you can convince a couple of your colleagues to join you. This will give you the extra push.
Keep yourself hydrated: Working out or not, it is important to drink plenty of water all through the day. Staying hydrated becomes especially necessary if you are exercising after office. This will help avoid cramps, lethargy, etc. This will also make you wake up with fresh energy.
Mix it up: Sometimes, it gets boring to follow the same exercise routine every night. You can make this more interesting by including various cardio forms and weight training. Even other activities such as yoga, spinning, cycling, Zumba, can help shake things up a bit and break the monotony.
Working out at night can greatly help in improving the quality of your sleep and help make the latter half of the day more fruitful.