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Nap Before or After Workout?

Posted in on Mar 24, 2022. Tags: , ,

A good nap can fully restore your physical performance and guarantee improved alertness, better reaction time, and put you in a better mood. “Taking a nap is a great way to boost an athlete’s performance without getting tired” – says Dr. Amy Bender from the University of Calgary. However, when should we throw a nap into our schedule – before or after doing physical activity?

Should you nap before or after a workout?

To ensure that the timing of your naps is right, they should happen at a relatively early time of day and shouldn’t last too long. That said, a nap before a workout is usually a better option

In fact, the only time a post-workout nap is advisable is if you workout early in the morning and still have a full day ahead of you. 

If you workout in the afternoon, a post-workout nap may make it difficult to fall asleep at night, which is something we should avoid at all costs. 

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Posted in on Mar 4, 2022. Tags:

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Posted in on Feb 25, 2022. Tags:

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Posted in on Nov 26, 2021. Tags:

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