By: Nikki Nies
Timing’s everything they say, huh? Well, that saying might ring more true than you think. As with everything, take suggestions with a grain of salt, but many of these suggested times provide sensible explanations.
- 2PM–nap time: a 20 minute nap should boost your alertness for several hours; if you limit intake of caffeine to 1-2 cups/day, caffeine can kick in immensely
- Follow regular sleep schedule–Those that get at least 7 hours per night, are less likely to be obese or gain weight; with a regular schedule it keeps one’s biological on track; those with irregular sleep patterns have been found to have emotional, health, digestive problems, heart disease and/or cancer
- Eat dinner 3 hours before sleep–creates more efficient digestion
- Take mulitvitamin with meals–better absorption when taken with meal; limit chance of upset stomach
- Take birth control or heart pills at night–if nausea is common, you’ll sleep through this common side effect;it’ll still be 30-50% effective when you rise in morning,which is the most common time for heart attacks and strokes; maximize lipid lowering ability by taking at night
- Cardio in the morning: fewer distractions in the morning; worse comes to worse you can reschedule for later in the day if needed; air pollution outside’s lowest in the morning; boosts brain activity for the rest of the day
- 4-6PM–learn a new sport a skill: hand eye coordination is highest then; will help you sleep better later
- January or June: Best time to join a gym; with the New Year, often times discounts or reduced enrollment fees; June’s a great time to join as there’s sometimes incentives to join during vacation season
- Start a diet in June: Being outdoors usually indicates more weight loss with increased movement; seasonal fruits and vegetables at hand to be taken advantage
- Within hour of drinking sports drink: brush your teeth as the acidity can erode your teeth
- Get a root canal after 2PM: pain meds last usually 8-10 hours, so you’ll be good to go until bedtime
- Head to toe examination in December: you’ll be less likely to be tan, so there will be a higher contrast in your pigments and lesions. Doctor will better be able to pick out any suspicious remarks.
What tips are you planning to incorporate into your daily living? Doesn’t hurt to try, does it?