Episode 8: Morning Vs. Evening Workouts

SHOW NOTES: Episode 8

Do you like to workout in the mornings or the evenings?

Some people love morning workouts as part of their routine. Other people cannot possible fathom waking up earlier than necessary especially to work out. The people who enjoy evening workouts typically like them to help them destress and decompress from the day’s events. 

So, does it make a difference whether you workout in the morning or the evening? Yes and no.

The best time to exercise is whenever the best time is for you to do it consistently. 

Those who make fitness a priority and workout consistently see more weight loss and better results over time. Studies show your body adapts to your routine. If you condition your body to work out in the mornings, you will get better results in the mornings whereas if your body is conditioned to working out in the evenings, you will get better results in the evenings.

So what are the benefits of both morning and evening workouts?

Morning workouts: 

  • When you exercise on an empty stomach, you actually burn more fat than when you exercise after eating. 
  • Working out in the mornings may help improve your sleep cycle.
  • Working out in the morning can set you up to establish a solid fitness regimen. – far less excuses when you knock out your workout at the beginning of the day

Evening workouts:

  • They can help relieve stress
  • You have hormones working in your favor. Your body produces more testosterone in the afternoon. And this is important for muscle building.
  • Most people physically function better later in the day
  • Evening workouts use less oxygen which can make workouts more effective and can help with endurance and performance. 
  • The most important thing is not the time of day that you choose to workout but that you are making sure that you are getting it done. Choose a time that works best for you and your lifestyle and stay consistent with it. 

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