Morning, noon or night-when it comes to exercise, the right time is whatever time works for you. That means finding a time that fits into your schedule and that you're likely to stick to.
"It's more a matter of commitment than it is time of day," says Local Fitness Expert, GiGi Teeter.
If you're trying to find a place for fitness in your life, you may want to consider these factors:
If exercise is a new part of your life, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends starting slowly, with about 10 minutes of light exercise or brisk walking every day. Gradually increase the length and intensity of your workouts.
Your doctor can help you set goals for how often and how hard you exercise. For many people, 30 to 60 minutes of exercise four to six times a week is enough, according to the AAFP.
If you've been inactive for a long time or if you are pregnant, elderly or have any health problems, check with your doctor before you start an exercise program.
For more information about starting an exercise program, or to learn more about the services offered at GiGi's Fitness Center of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital, located at 4429 Nelson Road, or GiGi's Downtown, located at 707 Ryan Street, call (337) 474-6601.