The Best Times of the Day to Work Out
We’ve all felt more motivated at certain times than others. It’s dependent on our mood, energy levels, what we’ve eaten or how much spare time is available etc.
Your exercise routine and diet aren’t the only components stopping your weight loss, but also what time of the day you work out.
In this article, we discover the best times to work out and how to take your fitness to the next level.
When To Exercise For Optimum Results
It’s been scientifically proven that we’re more productive and happier after exercising. Depending on your routine and work schedule, work out before an important task is due or when you need the most energy.
Exercising in the morning is most suitable for those who want to lose weight as it boosts your metabolism for the rest of the day. It’s a natural boost, so a great alternative to caffeine.
You’re not likely to work out after eating a big meal because you’ll have little energy and the crash from carbohydrates. Exercise beforehand to make sure you get your workout in. Plus, working out boosts your metabolism so you’ll burn more calories whilst eating than if you hadn’t.
If you have a stressful moment in your day, hit the gym rather than reaching for comfort food. Exercise reduces cortisol and adrenaline to relax you when you’re feeling overwhelmed. After walking out of the gym, you feel more happy and appreciative of your life.
One of the worst times to work out for anyone is just before bedtime. Doing so will increase your chances of hypnic jerks – a condition where you jolt in your sleep which can cause nausea.
It’s up to you when you work out and if you’re concerned about the best time for you, go for consistency. Don’t set your alarm for 6am if you’ve not been up before 9am for years.
Be realistic and keep up the hard work.
If you want to build muscle but don’t want to lift very heavy check out our article on how!