How you work out and the type of workout that you do is very important. But did you also know that they time of day that you do your exercise can greatly affect your weight loss and other results?
If you are trying to lose weight, early morning is the best time for you do get exercise in. Studies have shown that people who work out as soon as they wake up will have a tendency to get more quality exercise in and can lose more weight than those who work out later in the day. They are also more likely to stay active during the day, which will help to burn more calories through the entire day.
For those trying to get a better night’s sleep, early morning exercise right after you wake up is best as well. It helps to get outside and get some sunlight. This will give your body a reference as to the time of day and will help to make you more tired once nighttime hits.
When you feel like your body’s timing is all out of whack (because you have traveled to different time zones or switched your sleep schedule) working out mid-afternoon can help you to reset your internal clock.
If you are looking to get some strength training in and tone your muscles it is best that you work out in the late afternoon or evening. Your testosterone levels are at their peak around this time which can help you to build muscle more quickly and give you the extra push to go a little bit harder with the weights than you may normally go.
Finally, if you are trying to push yourself to beat a personal record or you are preparing for a race, you should be working out at the same time every time you work out. It doesn’t matter what time of the day as long as you stay consistent. This will help you to determine different factors that may be hindering your progress.