What’s the Best Time to Exercise?

What's the Best Time to ExerciseIf you could burn more calories, lose weight and get fit by exercising at the perfect time, you most probably would, right? The time of the day you work out has been getting a lot of attention, but does it really matter? Is there a time of the day that is perfect for exercising? If so what is the best time?

According to a number of studies and researches, the perfect time is not clear cut but there are a number of factors that determine what time of the day may be the best time. Obviously, exercise is better than no exercise and you must schedule your workout when you know you have the best chance at it.

Studies suggest that working out in the morning is the best if you are looking to get a good night’s sleep. The research that was conducted tracked the sleep patterns of individuals between the ages of 40 to 60 who worked out on treadmills for at least 3 times a week. These participants exercised at different times of the day such as at 7 in the morning, 1 in the day and 7 in the evening. Result showed that individuals who worked out in the morning slept longer than those who worked out at other times of the day. In fact, these individuals spent about 75 percent more time in the deep sleep stages which is also known as the reparative stage. Another benefit was that these individuals experienced a reduction in blood pressure by about 10 percent during the day. Read more