Good morning & Good night Exercise

“Morning vs night time exercise”

“tough decision? not really.”

I had this conversation with my mom about exercise at one point and I have even brought this same topic up with a roommate or two.  The question of “when you do prefer to workout, in the morning or at night”.  This question doesn’t seem like a huge deal but nearly everyone I know always feels the need to choose one or the other, and it becomes a discussion of why would one be better than the other.  Well that is the point, it really doesn’t matter when you exercise, just do it.  I think I wanted to bring this topic to everyone’s attention in case anyone had questions.  For the most part I think it’s obvious that working out should be a routine you get into, but it shouldn’t be the same exact workouts for a long period of time, and the when you exercise depends on the when you have time throughout your day.  

When choosing what part of the day to exercise, think about these:

  • Your body is on a circadian rhythm so when we start exercising in the morning, we are training out bodies and mind to be able to wake up each day at the same time and start, when one stays in this rhythm for a long time then decide to change it to evening exercise, it can be hard and you may feel not as strong willed to exercise at your best & vice versa.
  • base it off of preference, if you are a “morning person” then workout in the morning, if you aren’t a morning person then workout in the evening. 
  • you may have to change your workout times due to work and other commitments, that is fine. just know, it will take time before your body is used to this change, so try to give it a month to adjust.
  • http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/anatomyandphysiology/a/WhenToExercise.htm
So basically with all this being said, it doesn’t necessarily matter what part of the day you workout, as long as you workout. Yes, there have been studies that proved one MAY be better than other but nothing is set in stone.  You have to adjust your workout around what works for you.  Fitness should be a lifestyle change, you should be able to do it daily & make a routine of it.  
Sincerely, 
Your blogger Shay-lon
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