Is there any best time during the day to exercise?
Some people think that exercising at different times affects the amount of calories burned.
The honest truth is that there is no evidence that suggests there is a “best” time to exercise.
However, time of day can influence how you feel when exercising and there are pros and cons of certain times.
I’ll go over a few in this article.
Why exercise in the morning?
If you are a busy person during the day, research has proven that morning exercise best for you.
Think about it; busy people work all day, come home at 5, eat some food, and try to relax before they go to bed at night. And not many people want to exercise after a long day at work, so the best time is right after you wake up.
For people that suffer from insomnia, exercising in the morning is better for you, too. This is because you want to wind down before bed, not run around and raise your heart rate.
Exercising in the morning can make you alert and energized for the rest of the day. A good morning run can actually wake you up more than your morning coffee.
Why exercise later in the day?
If you are the type of person who needs to hit the snooze button 5 times before getting out of bed in the morning, you may want to try exercising later in the day.
Exercise is a great stress reliever and can be the perfect medicine after a hard day’s work.
It’s also much easier to fit a workout in after you come home from work as you have a lot more time to play with than you do in the morning.
If you do choose this path, don’t exercise right after a meal. The blood that you need to go to your muscles will be busy going to your digestive tract. Make sure you are either exercising before you eat, or 90 minutes after a meal.
You need to find the best time of the day to exercise.
The best time to exercise for you might not be the same as someone else’s time.
It’s very simple to find out when your time is. All you have to do is try exercising in the morning, noon, and later in the day a few times and see which time suits you.
When you figure it out, try to get in the habit of going at roughly the same time each day. When exercise becomes a habit, it’s much easier to keep the weight off. And that’s far more important than time of day.
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