Being a natural early riser or late sleeper can affect your athletic performance


When you go to bed and when you wake up affects your athletic performance, a study found.

“The most extreme example involves people who naturally go to bed late and wake up late. Even trying as hard as they can, they are as much as 26 percent slower when they sprint in the morning as in the evening. Individuals, like runners or cyclists, and people playing team sports, like soccer or football, would be affected.”

People who wake up early perform best mid-day, where as people who naturally stay up late and wake up late, tend to do best in the evenings.

But you can trick your body into performing better at different times a day (for example, if you happen to have a morning race you need to prepare for) by controlling your circadian rhythm.

Read more about it in this New York Times article:

For Athletes, the Time of an Event Can Affect Performance

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Andrea Kladar is the founder of the 100 FOR 100 Movement who led by example and ran 100 km to save 100 animals in 2013 placing first for women under 40 in the Canadian National Trail Championships and raising over $14,000 for charity. Andrea is not a professional athlete. She is a war refugee. She is a daughter, spouse and friend. She is a godmother and philanthropist. She is vegan and a finance professional who lives in Calgary, Canada. If Andrea can take on this challenge, so can you! Join the 100 FOR 100 Movement today!! Go to to sign up now
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