None of us are likely to argue against the importance of regular physical activity as essential to our well-being, but less well known is its impact on our circadian rhythm, or the impact of circadian rhythm on our performance.
For example, did you know that exercise at night may shift your body clock, delaying your ability to get to sleep and exercise when you wake may speed it up? Or that biological – and psychological rhythms seem to have an impact on training performance, with studies showing more than 25% better results on performance during the day; peaking in late afternoon early evening and at their lowest at around 07:00. Working with fitness expert Rachel Hubbard, we have devised at 24hr fitness plan aligned to a typical circadian rhythm – awake around 07:00, asleep around 23:00 – so that no matter what hour of the day you choose to fit in some physical exercise, it’s aligned with your body’s own natural rhythm for maximum results.
About Rachel Hubbard
Rachel Hubbard has over 30 years’ experience in the fitness industry and is currently based at Aberystwyth University in Wales - her primary role is to oversee the development, participation and engagement in health and wellbeing amongst staff, students and the local community. During the past 18 years, Rachel has been Course Director for both Fitness Wales and CYQ, sharing her wealth of knowledge in the field of nutrition, exercise and stress management. Rachel has a degree in Sport and exercise science alongside experience in not only coaching everyday classes such as Pilates, weights and spinning but also in a sporting capacity as manager and fitness advisor for the Welsh Women’s Rugby team.