We all want to know: What’s the best time to workout? That seems to be a recurring question. Some studies suggest that exercising in the morning offers better benefits while others have shown that nighttime workouts help people attain a higher level of fitness.
First, you should contemplate how you respond to exercise at different times of the day. You may be a morning person or a night owl. You may enjoy the solitude of an empty gym in the a.m., or you may prefer working out with a partner in a busier social setting in the p.m.
I’ve combined main points from various studies to help give you some insight into the benefits of each!
Promotes a better night’s sleep
Reduces blood pressure
Maintains body weight
Builds more consistency
Boosts workout performance
Decreases day-to-day stress and anxiety
Increases opportunity for an exercise companion
Raises availability for fitness classes
It’s important to remember that as long as you exercise consistently and maintain a healthy diet, you’ll be able to achieve your fitness goals with ease.
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Allyson Miller is a bookworm, history nerd and outdoor enthusiast who loves writing creative and informational content for SBT in Rock Hill, SC. Depending on the day, you can find her with her nose in historical documents, shopping for trendy exercise outfits or trying new cooking recipes. Allyson dreams that one day, engineers will figure out a way to build roller coasters sans the incline, ridding her of coasterphobia.