Late afternoon or early evening is the best time to run as your BP, core body temperature, levels of certain hormones, joint flexibility, energy, and lung function all peak around this time and enhance your performance. The body is not primed for a morning run, but if you have health issues like high BP or depression, morning runs help more. Having said that, if you're comfortable with whatever time you run, stick to it. Don't upset your body's rhythm by changing the time.
As cotton clothing causes chafing and blisters, try light, sweat-proof, and comfy technical fabrics, like nylon, for maximum mobility and to regulate your body temp. as per the weather. Compression gear boosts blood flow, reduces lactic acid buildup and muscle ache, and hastens recovery. But as both of these have a high chemical content and retain bad odor, go natural with bamboo or wood pulp.
Some studies have found that running on an empty stomach helps burn fat faster. When glycogen levels are low, the body produces enzymes that break down fat into free-flowing fatty acids that can be used for producing energy. On the flip side, the body may break down muscle tissue instead of fat. You may also get exhausted faster. Net-net, it might be best to run with some fuel in the tank.
Myofascial release is a safe and effective massage technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure to the trigger points to alleviate pain and restore movement and function within the joints and soft tissue. This therapy can be effective for a wide range of ailments including congenital vertebral abnormalities, fatigue, menstrual and pelvic pain, sports injuries.
Daydreamers have better ability to recall and retain information. Daydreaming aids “attention cycling,” enabling someone to move between various streams of information, as they continue working on their primary task. It also fosters creativity and teaches you self-worth. Avoid being obsessed with it and understand that it is not real. Negative daydreams can cause depression.
Focus on strength training. Start slowly. Do each exercise until you can’t perform another rep. When you can do more than 15 reps, advance to harder exercise. Do different variations aimed at same muscle group to activate growth. Best exercises to build muscle and strength are pull ups, dive bomber push ups, dips, split squats. Eat carbs and protein rich meals.
Improve your metabolism by lifting weights, putting on muscle helps burn calories. Include circuit training to your regime, this builds strength, endurance and contribute to muscle size and fat burn equally. Incorporating resistance training to cardio works the best to maximize fat burn and give you lean muscle. It's just harder than simple cardio.
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