Definitive Proof that THIS Is The Right Time of Day to Work Out

Note: there is no right time.

clockDon’t you just love headlines that lead you to believe there is one right answer for something? Unless it is the correct way to refer to pi, which is, in fact, apple with cinnamon crumble topping and not 3.14159 as some might think.

The right time to work out is anytime. As long as it is sometime. Simple as that. If you are trying to move, you are doing it at the right time of day, i.e. the time that works with your schedule. Whatever time you prefer to get active, here are tips to ensure you work out at some point in the day:

IN THE MORNING:

Skip the coffee. Please. The sloshin’ won’t be a pleasant knockin’ on an empty stomach.

Lay out your exercise clothes. The less thinking required in the morning, the better, so select your outfit the night before and it set next to your running shoes for easy dressing. Rumor has it some people sleep in their exercise clothes, but you can’t prove that unless doing something extremely awkward.

Make breakfast ahead of time. Pre-work out opt for a one cup-sized fruit and veggie based smoothie made the night before to jumpstart your routine. Post-workout finish off the most important meal of the day with eggs or plain oatmeal that give you a healthy breakfast in just minutes.

IN THE AFTERNOON:

Do a shoe swap. Bring comfortable walking shoes to change into during your lunch break. Dress shoes won’t get your motor running to take a brisk walk between meetings, so be sure to come prepared with proper footwear.

Brown bag it (in a reusable bag, of course). The worst way to derail a fitful afternoon is the need to make a mad grab for fast food. Pack a healthy lunch the night before and set a reminder to actually bring it with you. Consider packing a meal that can be snacked on walking around if you have little time on your breaks.

IN THE EVENING:

Prep the vegetables.  Everyone knows you should eat lots of vegetables, but sometimes if you need to wash, cut and prep them for cooking it can take some time. Do this ahead of time and portion out your vegetable helpings and ensure you aren’t wasting away in the kitchen until the wee hours of the night.

Eat a hearty lunch. If you are aiming to exercise right after the rush hour, make sure you have a healthy lunch or late afternoon snack to give you the energy to make it through your workout and deter running to the nearest Pizza Hut. Nuts and fruits are the best options for long-lasting energy that will bring you home to dinner time.

Get an early start. The closer you workout to bedtime, the harder it can be to fall asleep. Try to finish working out at least 3 hours before you will go to bed. Exercise will improve your sleep patterns, so be sure to find the right time and hit your sweet spot.

Is it your time to get active? Off you go!

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Fitbeast Awarded 2nd Place in Google Fit Challenge!

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We are happy to announce that Fitbeast has been named a 2nd Place Winner of the Google Fit Developer Challenge in the New App category! Developers from all over the world entered this contest to compete with other apps that use Google Fit. Judges were looking for apps that showed real innovation, design, longevity, helpful functionality, and (we think most importantly), were fun to use.

Chester’s corgi toes are tickled by the news. And we’ll admit, it feels pretty darn good. Almost as good as earning burritos. Everyone knows how good that feels. And to top it all off, Google gave us some pretty sweet prizes too, like:

Sony Smartwatch 3 powered by Android Wear

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Withings Smart Body Analyzer Scale withings

Polar Loop Activity Tracker 

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Polar Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Sensor 

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Adidas X Cell 

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Adidas Speed Cell

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Thanks to Google for this recognition and we look forward to taking more steps forward in improving health and wellness in a way that is actually fun. And won’t make you want to throw your running shoes out of a moving car. That’s pretty much the goal.

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Come With Me If You Want Your Chair to Live

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As if we all needed to hear it again, here it is: sitting is killing you. Slowly. Worse than the albino torturing Wesley. Except that you can’t just yell TRUEE LOVEE and it all stops. Inigo Montoya’s sword is not being guided to a hidden underground tree chamber to come and save you. It’s just not happening at the moment.

Sitting truly is the silent killer, according to multiple infographics that office coworkers send to each other. While sitting. At their computers. And never. Standing. Up. After 8 hours of mailing cat gifs back and forth to your office bestie in your average, spinning business chair, your back and bones probably start to feel sitting’s evil sting. It must be stopped.

So what do we do? Forfeit the battle for our bodies and turn over into artificially intelligent robots? No, it’s too early for that.

Ahem, excuse the shameless plug, but Fitbeast can help. That’s why Chester is here. To help you be healthier and stuff. Allow Chester to let you in on a little secret:

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Fituals. Tiny little reminders that remind you to do one little thing: move.

Every hour from 9am – 5pm, which is the typical workday for the tax-paying steak-loving, computer-dwelling American, a tiny Chester will remind you to move (if you haven’t already). Just, move. Get up out of your chair, take a few steps, improve your health. Repeat. And end sitting’s dominance over your sad chair. It probably deserves a break. Poor chair.

You can thank us when you have those extra years on your life handy to earn a Nobel Prize or write that novel that rests on the shelves between Twain and Dostoyevsky. Or the Princess Bride. All classics.

What do you have to lose? Give it a try. Chester’s nice. He’s funny. He likes steps. And burritos. The more steps you take, the more burritos you can probably have. Seems fair.

– Get Fituals

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Happy National Burrito Day!

4-2April 2nd is National Burrito Day, and obviously this is the most exciting of all days. If all of the holidays were rolled together and set off into fireworks of carne asada and salsa explosions, the result would be today. Recognize and celebrate this mouth-watering event with a collection of stunning and majestic foodtos. That’s right, this day is so special that we combined “food” and “photos” into one word. Chills.

Pay tribute to the tortillas: 

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 Salute the Salsa: 

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Honor the beans:

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Respect the rice:

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Relish the lettuce:

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May the meat be with you: 

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Is it burrito day? YES 

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