What are your sleeping patterns like?

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Nov 10, 2013 1:27pm
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Have you ever found yourself with very irregular work shifts or classes that have you up through the night a couple nights a week. (graveyardshifts) if so do you find it sometimes difficult to manage a fitness routine? Any coping suggestions with awkward timing. Drinks, thoughts, foods? How do you know when you to use energy.

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Nov 10, 2013 1:49pm
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Yes, I have dodgey class and work hours. I have a number of approaches:

I get off early at bus stops so I can walk.
Take longer routes between classes and walk faster.
Take stairs instead of lifts!
Fit in whatever I can when I wake up - even short HIIT workouts can boost your metabolism.
And I workout before bed - I know that people recommend not to do that but I find I crash so easily afterwards. Especially since it's usually pretty late by the time I turn in.

10 Nov
As for coping mechanisms: I'm a little coffee dependent.
10 Nov
I have a ridiculous metabolism. I have trouble getting energy for a more mass gaining exercises. I walk from work every other day. I walk and jog enough.
10 Nov
Im finding tea keeps me up longer and has less of a burnout just cause there is little or no sugar added. Just caffeine
10 Nov
Ah, ok. Sounds like you're at a better position than I am. =) I hope someone else has useful tips for you.
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