Absurdly leads look at the business world with a skeptical eye and a language firmly rooted in the cheek.
I know so many business people who get up at the morning time, I call night, to go to the gym.
4:30 in the morning. Or 5.
It seems a bit crazy to get on a bike or to raise a stubborn bar at this time of day.
Now I have the science to back me up.
Paolo Sassone-Corsi, PhD, Professor Donald Bren and Director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the UCI School of Medicine, made this seemingly definitive statement:
We found that exercising early in the middle of the morning resulted in an increase in the oxygen content of the cells and a more rejuvenating effect on the body.
The very moment that so many businessmen are mired in meetings.
How, however, have researchers come to their conclusions? Why, they observed mice and the effects of exercise on the metabolism of their skeletal muscles.
It seems that mid-morning exercises "have resulted in increased use of carbohydrates and ketones, as well as the breakdown of fats and amino acids".
This, from Charles Stuart University in Australia, suggests that working in the evening is not worse for your productivity or sleep than at any other time of the day.
In fact, researcher Penny Larsen specifically suggested that mornings were the worst time of the day to exercise:
The power produced during the sprinting efforts was higher for the afternoon and evening tests than for the morning tests, indicating that the participants were able to perform better in the last hours of the day.
In the end, you need to find not only what works for your body, but also what works for your schedule.
Perfection is a tough fight, especially when you have to choose between the best time of the day to do the exercise and the best time of the day to make money.