What’s your best workout time? For some people, it’s at lunch. Others like exercising after work. Many people find morning suits them best and have good reasons for that choice. There is no one right time to workout. Everyone is different, so what’s best for one is not the best for another. Your schedule, circadian rhythm, and obligations
Is your day a hectic mess?
If you never know when your day will end or what you’ll be doing next, it’s almost impossible to schedule a workout. Starting your day by working out solves that. Get up in the morning before the family and exercise. You’ll boost your energy and be ready to help the family start their day and the chaos you face until bedtime. You’ll face fewer interruptions and be more consistent in the morning.
You may burn fat more efficiently in the morning.
Several studies have shown you burn fat better in the morning. Why is that possible? When you sleep at night, you’re fasting. It’s why the first meal of the day is called BREAK-FAST. A Japanese study found that people who worked out before they had their first meal of the day burned more fat. A Belgium study showed that when people ate too many calories before working out gained weight, but those who exercised first didn’t. Exercising first provides the benefits of fasting without the deprivation.
You’ll jumpstart your day with a boost of energy when you workout first.
Exercise increases your circulation and that brings more nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body, including the brain. It gets your digestive system moving and starts your day with a load of endorphins to put you in a better mood. While you may not face any issues with stress in the morning, exercise burns off any stress hormones that can lead to health issues.
- The best time to workout is when you’ll do it. If you are a night owl who barely gets up for work, mornings may not be best for you. Exercise when you can do it consistently.
- Studies show that people who exercise at 7 a.m. or earlier sleep better. You can get even deeper sleep and more benefits if you exercise outside.
- During the summer, exercising in the morning can be refreshing. You’re working out during the coolest part of the day. It’s not as easy during the winter when it’s still dark outside, but keeping your workout inside helps.
- Many studies show that people who workout in the morning tend to stick with an exercise program and be more consistent. Not only is the family asleep, but there are also few distractions, even from TV. It’s a quiet time when you can gather your thoughts and focus on your workout.
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