Is There A Bad Time To Workout?

Okay, now that the above poll prompted you to think a little about when you prefer to work out, why not see the benefits to your preferred workout time?  Each person is wired differently with a different internal body clock.  Some like to stay up and sleep late (guilty), while others prefer to rise early and go to bed early.  With that in mind…is there a bad time to exercise?

Exercise is exercise, no matter what time you decide to fit it in your hectic life.  However, there are some benefits to working out at certain times:

Morning Workouts:

1. More Energy: Just like morning coffee, morning workouts can be great for energizing the body while burning instead of taking in calories.

2. Brain Power: It’s believed that working out stimulates the mind for up to 10 hours after a workout.  A.k.a. more brain power for your day.

3. Getting it Done: Getting it over and done means you can’t talk yourself out of exercising after a long day at work.

Afternoon Workouts:

1. Lunch Time Pick Me Up: When you feel yourself dragging at your 9-5 desk job, a good workout during your lunch break can be just what you need to get back on track.


Evening Workouts:

About Dish Out The Skinny

I am currently a certified personal trainer on the challenging and rewarding path to becoming a registered dietitian. Life is hard enough...staying healthy doesn't have to be! With the ever changing "rules" to staying healthy, my goal is to create a simple blog so that the average person, like myself, can understand the ins and outs of the world that is fitness and nutrition.
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