Working out, whether in the morning or at night, is important for your body. It promotes blood flow, helps keep your body at a healthy weight, and can improve your mood. You can workout in various ways, including swimming, cycling, walking, or even strength training.
But, should you workout in the morning or night?
Burn Stored Fat
When you workout first thing in the morning, your body burns stored fat. This can help promote weight loss since your body will be focused on burning stored fat versus the calories you consumed throughout the day.
Get It Done
Sometimes, you may dread having to workout. When you do it first thing in the morning, you get it out of the way and won’t have to think about it for the rest of your day. It can also help you to concentrate better throughout the day as you’ll have stimulated your blood flow and awareness levels..
You often have more energy to workout at night. Your body is fueled and ready to be active. Usually, your body produces the most energy in the afternoon, so you can use this to push your body harder in the evening.
Usually, your body is stiff in the morning. You are just waking up and getting ready to take on the day. When you workout in the evening, your body has already been moving. So, your muscles will have stretched, giving your body the extra flexibility it may need to perform.
Can You Do Both?
Yes, you can do both. The best way to figure out whether you should workout in the morning or the evening is to try both. You can workout in the morning one week and the evening the next. Take notes on how your body feels each week to decide which routine is best for you.
To learn more about keeping your body healthy, visit your nearest Herbal One Centre and speak to one of our nutrition counsellors.
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