There May Be an Optimal Time of Day For Exercise, But It’s Not The Same For Everybody

Exercise is good for you no matter the time of day, but a new randomized control trial has found breaking a sweat in the morning and the evening might target different parts of the body and mind.

Over the course of 12 weeks, 27 healthy and active women and 20 healthy and active men participated in a strict diet and training program.

The weekly routine involved four days of exercise, including sprints, resistance training, stretching and endurance training, plus three days of rest on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Half the group conducted their hour-long bouts of daily exercise in the morning before breakfast, while the other half completed their routine before dinner in the evening.

All the participants ultimately showed significant improvements in their fitness and health, but morning and evening exercises had different outcomes, especially for women.

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