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When is the Best Time to Workout – Morning or Night?

I’m just going to come out and say it: there is no best time to workout per se, no ideal time to pump iron and see more calories burned. But there is a best time to workout that is optimal for you and your body, and you just need to figure out when that is. Why does this vary with each person? It is quite simply down to your individual body clock. Your body’s circadian rhythm determines whether you are more active in the morning or the evening, and there isn’t a whole lot you can do to change that.

However once you know when you’re at your most energised it’ll make working out less of a chore and (hopefully) become something that can easily be adopted into a habit. Having said all that, there are advantages to working out both in the morning and the evening, so let’s go through some of them now.

Advantages of working out in the morning

  1. Nothing can get in the way. You literally have nothing else to do in the morning besides sleep, so experts suggest that this is the best time of the day to form a new habit, because it doesn’t clash with anything else.
  2. You get maximum rest. Your body needs to wind down to prepare it for sleeping, this means getting your heart rate and body temperature down, therefore working out right before bed or in the hours running up to bedtime is not conducive to a great night’s sleep as it will take you that much longer to drop off.
  3. You burn more calories. Research has shown that you burn more calories exercising on an empty stomach. Once you’ve worked up a sweat be sure to break your fast and refuel with a good supplement, like Dymatize PRE WO. Not only will it help your muscles recover, but it will set you up for the day and allow you to get the most from your workout.

Advantages of working out in the evening

  1. Your body’s temperature is up. Your body’s core temperature is vital in terms of the quality of exercise you do. If your muscles are cold and stiff you are more likely to get an injury, so working out later in the day when your body temperature has risen means your muscles are more flexible. Also your reaction time is up but your blood pressure and heart rate are down, meaning that there is less likelihood that you will injure yourself.
  2. Testosterone levels peak. Testosterone is vital for muscle growth and increasing strength (in both sexes) and the body naturally produces more testosterone later in the day. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of your hormones for once?
  3. Exercise is a great mood enhancer. Use this time to destress and help put the worries, stresses and strains of your day behind you by throwing around weights or pounding the treadmill. It’s amazing how quickly your head clears after a good sweat session.

The Bottom Line

Ultimately the best time to workout is the time that is right for you and your body. This is a time that you can consistently set aside to workout in, thereby allowing your workout routine to became just that, a routine, rather than a chore. If you are new to working out, or you are struggling to fit in working out at the time you have designated for it, try a few weeks where you exercise first thing, then a few weeks where you exercise at lunch time, then a few weeks where you do it in the evening.

Figure out which time feels more right than the others and when you are most energised, just make sure if your prefered time is first thing in the morning that you warm up those cold muscles suitably. And always ensure you refuel hard worked muscles wit

Choosing The Right Car For Your Needs

Deciding what car is right for you is a long process and an expensive financial decision. There are so many factors to take into consideration such as whether or not you want a new or used car, costs and fuel etc. It can all be a bit overwhelming!

It can be hard to know where to start looking and what you’re looking for? No fear, I have put together a simple guide on what to look out for and what you should consider when choosing the right car for your needs and budget.

The biggest decision is always the choice between new or used? With clear benefits and disadvantages to both. An obvious benefit to buying a new shiny car is it will come with a warranty usually for 3-5 years. But one big downside to new cars is the fact that they depreciate at a much quicker rate than used cars.

Used cars are generally cheaper to buy and are more affordable than new cars. But you need to watch out for used car scams by doing your research and getting a full vehicle check from websites like Cazana. This will usually give you an overall picture of how much the car is worth, if it has ever been written off, or has any outstanding finance on it etc.

 

The next thing you need to think about is your needs:

What do you need transport for?

Is it to drive your family around?

How much parking space do you have?

Will you be driving mostly in the city?

Is it for large road trips?

Will you need to fit a roof rack or do any towing?

Do you have any children?  

How many passengers will you need to accommodate?

When it comes to choosing the style of vehicle that will suit you best these are some of the questions you need to answer to help you narrow down your search.

And finally what’s your budget? Ultimately how much you can afford will influence the type of vehicle you can choose. When it comes to your budget don’t forget to factor in tax, insurance, fuel and any other unexpected costs that may pop up (such as maintenance). Then look into the different types of payment options available to you before choosing which road to go down (pun intended).

Finally, once you have decided on a list of cars suitable to your needs – take then for a test drive and see what feels the most comfortable to you.

When it comes to choosing which car to buy always do your research and don’t rush into a decision too quickly.

Mobile Phone Options For Bad Credit

Mobile phones have become part of our lives. We use them as cameras, alarms, televisions, computers, and much more. Nonetheless, it can be difficult to get one if you have bad credit.

When you are applying for a mobile phone arrangement, there are three possible results. Get an approval with no inquest, since you passed the credit check. Be asked to pay a deposit for the phone you want, which will be refunded after a specified period of time. And lastly, get declined because of bad credit history.

Every phone network keeps its own credit score procedure which, if you do not meet, you get declined. This is because accepting you puts them at risk of losing money. If your mobile phone contract has ever been declined because of bad credit, you still have options.

1.Look at sim only plans.

The thought of purchasing a cheap phone for the short term or keeping your old phones is unpalatable. However, using a cheap or older phone for 3 months helps you rebuild your credit score, and convince network providers that you are able to make steady monthly payments. This provides you with a strong future platform that will give you the ability to own the best and latest smartphones as soon as they are available in the market. This is the best option if you have been rejected and do not want any more rejections in future.

If you want to completely avoid credit checks, you can go for no credit check sim only options or a pre-paid phone plan. The firms that offer this service do not execute any credit checks because you pay for the service in advance. The deals in these firms work on a monthly basis and you have the advantage of revoking at any time without extra costs. They are cheaper than traditional plans.

You can also go for pay-as-you-go plans which let you add more talk time or data when you need them.

The disadvantage of this plan is that; you cannot purchase a phone and pay for it in instalments like you would do with a regular plan as there is no commitment.

  1. Family plan

Most network providers give family cell phone options. Some networks allow as much as 10 sim cards on a single plan. However, in order to authorise service under this plan, only the holder of the main account must pass a credit check. The same account holder is the one responsible for paying the monthly bill. If you do not pay your own bill, he has to pay it, so do not you’re your payments.

The advantage of joining a family plan is that it allows you to get around credit checks and save money.

  1. A co- signer

If you have a co-signer with good credit, you can get a mobile phone plan with bad credit. Nonetheless, the account would be under the cosigner’s name. This acts as security for the service provider so that just in case you default in your bill payment, your co-signer will have to pay it.

The co-signer can, in the future, change the account name to yours. Many service providers will run your credit score if you do change the name, but you will not have to pay a deposit since the account is already opened. Remember that service providers are different, each one could have a contrasting way of executing this.

  1. Security deposit.

You can still get a cell phone plan with bad credit if you pay a security deposit. Most service providers will repay your deposit after a given period of time if your bill is paid on time. The amount of deposit you pay depends on your credit score. The deposits are mostly per sim card. You will pay multiple deposits if you have more than one phone under the same account.

If you have bad credit, the best mobile phone option would be a sim only plan. In a case where the upfront payment is too high, join a family plan and work to build your credit score as you share costs in the family plan. In time, you will be able to get your own plan.