Night Owls Less Likely to Exercise... Then What's My Excuse?
Do you like to stay up late and sleep late? Well then you probably don't like to exercise.
New research from Northwestern University in Chicago has found that night owls get less physical activity than early-risers and have a harder time sticking to an exercise schedule. The late-nighters were found to sit more during the day and made up excuses for why they couldn't work out.
"We found that even among healthy, active individuals, sleep timing and circadian preference are related to activity patterns and attitudes toward physical activity," said study leader Kelly Glazer Baron, associate professor of neurology and director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern.
"Waking up late and being an evening person were related to more time spent sitting, particularly on weekends, and with difficulty making time to exercise," Baron said
Well, that's all fine and dandy (and possibly accurate), but I am an EXTREMELY early riser and I'm not burning up the fitness track in any way shape or form. In fact it's been a very big battle to ramp up my activity level at all because of my crazy sleep schedule!
Do I have a valid excuse here or am I just lazy? Be gentle.