What is the best time of day to excercise?

Some people prefer to exercise in the morning before going to work. They feel it wakes them up. Others, like to exercise at lunchtime with coworkers. There are others that like to exercise at night before bed and after dinner. So, which group is exercising at the best time of day? All three. It depends on your bodies internal clock. Circadian rhythm plays a big part of how your body responds to exercise.

Other factors come into play as well. If you aren’t a morning person, you aren’t going to get up and exercise on a regular basis, and learn to hate exercise. Working professionals like to work out, go walking or hit the gym during their lunch break. Those that aren’t morning people, like to work out at night, to relieve the stress of the day.

A few tips to keep in mind. No matter what time you work out, your body is getting exercise. The morning does get your heart going and get ready for the day, but it isn’t for everyone. Lunchtime workouts are just as good, you must remember to eat after your workout. Evening, or late-night workouts are fine as well. If you have problems sleeping, raising your heartrate can right before bed can cause you to have problems falling asleep.

It’s all about what works for you, and your circadian rhythm. Just like there are morning people and night owls, same goes with exercise. If you’re getting daily exercise and raising your heart rate for an hour, you’re doing good!

Workout, stay fit and get healthy!