In the morning blood is more sticky and prone to clotting – making the risk of heart attacks 49 per cent higher in the morning than later in the day. This means a relaxed and slow start to the day is essential, especially for anyone with a history of heart disease.
Our brains are alert at this time, making it a good time to revise and focus on complex tasks. Also, 12pm is a good time to take painkillers for osteoarthritis – so they have time to kick in for the afternoon.
Quarter past two is the time when people usually suffer from the ‘post lunch slump,’ so to avoid this – try walking around, stretching or having a drink of water to wake yourself up.
4pm is apparently the best time to work out, as our lung function is at its best at this time. At 5pm you should then eat a protein based snack to restore blood sugar levels, and give muscles the protein they need to repair themselves. At 6pm, you are most likely to perform well in muscle building tasks, and be more flexible – so this is also an optimum time to work out.
While this may be slightly harder to implement for those who work long hours, researchers have found that avoiding food between 7pm and 6pm is a simple way to lose weight. At 8pm, you should have your last drop of caffeine, so it can wear off before you go to sleep. And at 10pm, experts recommend you should take your preventative inhaler if you suffer from asthma. Night time attacks are more likely so taking it before sleep could help prevent this. If you suffer from indigestion, you should take an antacid before bed, as the condition can get worse when you’re lying down.