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If you had sex at 07.30am today, you're doing it right, according to a new survey over 1,000 healthy and active people.

Set yourself up for your day, by having sex at half seven in the morning, or at least 45 minutes after you've woken up.

(This is good, because in those 45 minutes you can deal with morning breath, gross eye gunk, and any other powder room activities you may need).

Sex will release (among other things) endorphins, and having it in the morning will lower your blood pressure and stress levels for the rest of the day.

The survey by Forza Supplements, asked 1,000 survey participants to report on the best time to have sex, and a number of other activities.

They looked into other important statistics, such as the best time for alcohol (it's not 'Gin o'clock'), the best time to go for a run, lift weights, eat dinner, and head to bed.

These are optimum times for each activity, not a daily schedule in itself.

For instance if you had a run, then sex, then breakfasted, all in the space of 45 minutes, you're not doing any of those activities properly (in the opinion of this non-scientist).

Similarly, indy100 doesn't advice you knock back a glass of rioja and then lift weights 20 minutes later.

  • 06.45 - Wake up, having gone to bed around 22.10 the previous night. Sleep is not something you should cut back on as you age.
  • 07.00 - Go for a run. 54 per cent of those surveyed said cardio before breakfast burned the most calories.
  • 07.15 - Breakfast around 30 minutes after waking up.
  • 07.30 - Sexy time. As well as setting you up for the day, male testosterone levels peak in the morning, so if you're sleeping with a man, he'll be extremely up for it.
  • 09.45 - Concentration peaks, roughly three hours after waking so if you're at work at this time you should get plenty done.
  • 10.45 - Stress levels peak. It's unclear if this is because of the concentration preceding it, but try to give yourself a short break around 10.45.
  • 12.15 - Lunch should be four hours after breakfast. 84 per cent of Forza's respondents said sticking to set meal times helped them lose weight.
  • 18.00 - Dinner time. Those north of M25 will rejoice that they're not having a ridiculously early, tea, but in fact being healthy.
  • 18.10 - Booze time. Drinking too close to bed time is bad for your sleep, you should give your liver four hours to work through any pints you chuck down there.
  • 18.30 - Strength exercises. According to Forza, strength levels increase throughout the day, so an early evening work out is best for sculpting those guns.
  • 22.10 - Sleep. 56 per cent surveyed felt they were not getting enough sleep. Forza stated that early risers and night owls can adjust the 'optimum times' to synchronise with their sleeping pattern.

The study also found the times that the healthy respondents were at their most vulnerable to snacking - 15.30 and 20.15 when we are slowing down at work, and relaxing at home in front of the television, or more probably on our laptops.

The MD of Forza Supplements explained the survey results are just guidelines.

What we set out to do was to find out the absolute optimum times to work, rest and play.

While no two people are the same, these were found to be the very best times for the average person to do the key activities which make for a healthy and happy life.

Making small adjustments to your routine can really help you to lose weight, get fitter, be more effective at work and even a better lover.

HT Forza Supplements, Mail Online

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