The best time to workout is, truly, whenever you most feel like it.
While the debate could stop there, it is worth pointing out that certain parts of the day have certain advantages over others. And if you are looking to make a change in your routine, it could be worth changing the time of your routine so that it better fits your schedule, or your motives. For example, do you know when the best time of day is to work out if your primary motive is to lose weight? Read on to find out.
What workout time fits you best?
Here, we have listed the advantages of morning vs. afternoon
- Morning: mornings offer the most unfilled potential; that is, you haven't burnt yourself out working or socializing and therefore your will may be strongest in the morning. Some people find that working out in the evening disrupts their sleep pattern, which is another reason to workout when you wake up. For weight watchers, exercising on an empty stomach tends to burn more body fat and studies show that appetite is reduced after morning workouts meaning you may eat more reasonable portions throughout the day.
- Afternoon: in the afternoon, your body temperature is at its highest point, which is scientifically shown to imbue your muscles with more flexibility, meaning that you may get more out of a given workout. Your brain should also be warmed up by later in the day, meaning that performance will go up and chance for injury down.
Whatever time you choose, the important thing is that you get moving!
At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we support you no matter what time of the day you think is right for working out. We can help you address physical issues that are holding you back from performing your best including misalignment of the spine, sore muscles and joints, and other musculoskeletal issues. Give our office in Dunedin a call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Chris Hayes, D.C.