Finding the time to exercise in your day is important as you get older, even in cases where you lead a busy life. That said, it doesn’t mean that any time is a good time to be working out.
Experts have said in the past that exercising at night will have negative effects on our lifestyle, since it affects our sleep.
However there is one kind of exercise in particular that’s especially harmful to our bodies.
AVOID STRENUOUS EXERCISES BEFORE GOING TO BED
Experts have said that some exercise before bed is fine, however you want to avoid going overboard with your training regimen. We’ll cover what kinds of exercise before bed is good in a bit, but for now it’s worth knowing why you should avoid strenuous workout this late.
According to those at Sleep.org, “Engaging in strenuous exercise in the 90 minutes before sleeping will make falling asleep harder”.
This claim is backed by a study as well. A study was published on Oct. 2018 and it was found that exercise in the evening isn’t that much of an issue. What is an issue is the intensity and when you’re planning to go to bed.
The study concludes that “strenuous exercise more likely disturbs our sleep by giving us energy for a period of time. It’s generally best to minimize major exercise if you’re going to bed in a few hours.”