The best time of day for everything
Tip of the week...
▪ Eating: It’s better to eat big breakfasts and then small lunches and dinners— because insulin, the hormone that regulates metabolism, peaks early in the day, then steadily drops. Following a hearty breakfast, “your blood sugar is less likely to skyrocket.”
▪ Exercising: Reconsider your early-morning jogs. Muscle tone is highest around 5 p.m., so the body is primed for physical activity.
▪ Doing math: The brain is most alert between 10_a.m. and 2_p.m., peaking around noon. In the early morning, “organs with more basic functions take priority.”
▪ Being creative: “The evolution of language, religion, and philosophy all started with latenight talks,” and research suggests we do think more creatively after dark.
▪ Sleeping: Around 8 or 9_p.m., body temperature starts cooling to promote sleep. You should get at least 6½ hours by morning, _and eight “seems to be perfect.”
Source: Popular Science