Jasmine's Place Issue No. 12 - July/August 2014 - Page 35

Finding Your Peak Body Temperature This will take a bit of work, but worth it if you really want to know your circadian peak body temperature. 1. Record your temperature every couple of hours for 5 or 6 days in a row. Body temps usually fluctuate by 1.5 degrees plus or minus throughout the day. 2. Try exercising during the period 3 hours after your highest body temperature. For most people, this will fall in the range between 4:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m. If you are an early bird or night owl, the times may fluctuate 2- 3 hours on either side of that, so adjust accordingly. The ABSOLUTE BEST Time to Exercise If stress relief is your goal, exercise always works, all the time. And if you're wondering when it's best to train for an upcoming event, it all depends on what time you'll actually be competing If an upcoming marathon begins at 7:00 a.m., try training at that time of day. The best time to exercise overall? Whenever you will DO it! If you already have a schedule that works for you, "don't fix it if it ain't broke!" For some first thing in the morning is best, for others during lunchtime, for others as soon as they return home from work and before dinner. According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), those who exercise in the morning are most successful in making exercise a habit. ACE also recommends that if you prefer an early morning workout, "emphasize stretching and a good warm-up to insure that your body is ready for action." We would add that combining stretching exercises with the Word and prayer (as we do in PraiseMoves!) can help make a good habit even better … "Transforming your workouts into worship!" And now I'd like to invite you to get my free "Fit Favorites Devotional" and PraiseMoves FitNews. To get yours, go to http://praisemoves.com. Check out Laurette’s new book & DVD set from Destiny Image Publishers: “40 Days to Fit & Fabulous with PraiseMoves.” Christian Fitness Expert and Certified Health Coach Laurette Willis is the Director of PraiseMoves Fitness Ministry with DVDs, Training, and Classes by Certified PraiseMoves Instructors on six continents (http://PraiseMoves.com). Get your free “5 Simple Steps to Looking and Feeling Fabulous” at http://5StepsGuide.com . ©2014 JASMINE'S PLACE 35 35