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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Hello! College graduate in exercise science and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. My blog has all kinds of fun topics, something for everyone who is anyone that involves themselves with fitness. I like to think of fitness as a confidence booster, something to make us feel good and look good & pushes us to do things that make us feel more productive, unstoppable and stronger mentally and physically. My blog focuses on building people, and helping people see their true potential, while also sharing my journey with workouts, competing with powerlifting, and sharing how to's on workouts, so you step inside the gym with more knowledge. I don't know everything but I am on a voyage to build my character, my strength and work on my weaknesses --- with awesome people in my corner who support me and my goals. I plan on being your cheerleader, friend, coach and trainer all-in-one and most of all, I want to be your listener, the person who can listen and gain more knowledge about you and learn what makes fitness important to you; what's your why! (Your why will carry you to the finish line). It's important to have purpose for something, because you will need that purpose when you start to give up on yourself or want to quit. "Don't let the fire that guides you, dim" - Shay-lon Besides the fitness stuff, I reside in Ohio, love dogs and love pizza. Typical 26 year old trying to build an empire that brings out the best in others and makes me the best person I can be in all aspects in my life. Before I die, I want a reason to live, and I was given that reason each day I am able to wake up --- I have learned to not take life for granted and to explore as much as possible because to live with zero regrets would be fantastic! "I've conquered many things, but I still have much to learn about life, because nobody can know everything. & every battle is different" - Shay-lon

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