People have been asking since time began on health and fitness – what time is better for working out morning or evening? In this post Best time of day to work out Morning or Evening. We’ll just look at if it really matters.
I know some people like early mornings for gym visits or a quick run or swim. There are other people who prefer dropping into the gym after work before getting home in the evening, yet there are some who like the lunch break run to the gym.
All good, the fact is you are still doing some exercise albeit at times that suit you most. That is the best position to be in rather than worrying about what time of day is best.
Now let’s address the question – what time of day is best for exercise?
The truth is the best exercises is the one you actually do regularly. Doing exercise is more important than timings around when you do it.
The vital thing to keep in mind is to balance your fitness routine – training in a way and at a time that makes you pleased – whether that means a 6 am or a 5 pm workout after leaving office.
Some things that you may like to keep in mind though:
Hormones in the body – Testosterone, which fuels energy and muscle increases, rise in the morning, so in theory for those looking to build muscles morning workout may be suitable. Note, no science here just a view. Some benefits of morning workout are, increased energy, testosterone, improved metabolism and easier to sleep in the evening, as they may have woken up earlier.
I prefer to go to the gym after I finish office and find it beneficial in reducing stress and winding down for the day. Going gym in the evening allows me to focus on my exercise rather than thinking about work, meetings or emails.
But everyone has their own preference, so stay to what suits you best and allows you to balance your commitments through the day.
In reality, it does not matter what time of day you exercise. The crucial thing is to make sure that you do exercise enough to keep your body and mind fit.
I would suggest you keep on exercising at times that suit your time management and allows you to balance your chores through the day.
Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and stay happy – think positive thoughts all the time. Doing these together over time will give you immense health and emotional benefits.