The benefits of working out in the morning, afternoon or at nighttime.
They say the early bird always gets the worm, but in the case of workouts, that isn’t necessarily true.
Working out in the morning can have an edge, especially on an empty stomach it is the best way to burn stored fat, making it ideal for weight loss.
Even if you hate early alarms, working out first thing in the morning can quickly become second nature. Research suggests that it’s easier to stick to healthy habits completed in the morning.
If you’re really not a morning person, don’t force it. You may be exercising, but it may be at such a low intensity level that you’re really not expending a lot of energy.
Afternoon workouts just as good, If you can swing a lunchtime workout, it may give your performance a boost. You would have eating by then so you would need to work at a higher intensity.
An afternoon workout can also be a great way to avoid an end-of-the-day slump. The Journal of Physiology study found that exercising between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. can shift forward your body clock in the same way as an early morning workout. Even taking a quick walk may help you perk up and refocus.
For many people, getting a great exercise in the evening is most convenient after work. Working out at night produces endorphins, which induce feelings of calmness and relaxation. Working out at any time reduces anxiety and stress, so combine that with an increased sense of relaxation, and it appears working out at night is actually a recipe for a great night’s sleep.