I have seen throughout time all kind of people. People who prefer to wake up at 5 in order to hit the road. Literally hit the road and take their morning run before work.
I am the kind of person who prefers to stay up after work in order to hit the gym because I consider mornings are made for coffee and waking up. But truth is, is there any right or wrong answer when it comes to this? Is there an ideal time when to exercise? Let’s take a look at that in today’s article!
Although the perfect timing for work-out depends on many factors, such as whether you had enough sleep the night before, did you eat before properly and so on.
However, experts say that the most important thing when it comes to finding the best timing is your schedule and willingness. What I mean by this is that the best time is the time you can stick to on the long run.
What are the benefits of a morning workout routine?
It enhances your metabolism, helping you lose weight more easily. Oh and don’t forget that it’s a great source of energy for the rest of the day.
Experts suggested that morning workouts are the most likely to NOT be interrupted. Meaning, during lunch you might get a work call, during the evening your partner might want to do some other activity but in the morning you have the most freedom to just stick to your routine.
Morning exercise can be your next favorite cup of coffee. Research has shown that a morning routine can help improve mental health and your level of focus. It’s not just that you will feel more awake but your body will also be more prepared to intake tasks.
It does not only improve the length of your sleep but studies have also concluded that it has a significant effect on the quality of your sleep.
Ok and on the opposite side, what are the benefits of an evening workout?
Researches came to the conclusion that the performance peak is reached 11 hours after having woken up. This means that in the evening you will be able to work harder, longer, faster and stronger!
You will see results faster. Due to the high levels of cortisone in the morning, muscles cannot develop as fast as they can during the evening.
It is said that evening workout can interfere with your sleeping schedule. Well, truth is that not really. If you go to sleep 90 minutes after your routine, you will get more refreshing and deep sleep than ever!
Also, if you exercise during the evening you have the chance to let out the rage that you gathered during the day. Just pour all that frustration into the treadmill and see the results.
Oh and not having to rush in the morning to get to the gym will actually give you the chance to have a large breakfast, take a chill shower and be more relaxed overall.
All in all, as you can see, there are benefits on both sides. The best answer is most likely that there is no best answer! Whenever you feel more motivated to hit the gym and get the job done is the best time. But that is up to each one of us to decide. Just bear in mind that the most essential thing about working out is persistence. So don’t just go for a week or two and then get tired of it. Choose your best time or mingle with possibilities but never forget about the gym!