The best time is whenever you make it!
Truth be told, this is a silly debate, because any time of day you get going on a workout is the best time for you. However, it is worth noting the advantages of a morning time workout vs. the afternoon and vice versa. And here’s another thing: consistency is important. People have much more sustained success if they work out regularly on the same schedule rather than fitting it in whenever they have time; keeping a regular workout schedule is the best way to keep yourself accountable. If you are looking to make a change in your workout routine, read on!
Morning vs. afternoon for working out
- Morning: Chances are you have less scheduled in the morning than the evening. Your energy reserves are also at their highest, having not been worn down by the drains of work or social engagements. These things combined may make it easier to stick to a morning routine, which also helps get the endorphins flowing to combat stress and get your day off on a good note. For weight watchers, a morning workout will curb appetite and for people looking to burn fat, the body burns more fat on an empty stomach.
- Afternoon: Your brain and body have had time to wake up and, as a result, your muscles are warmer, your heart rate and blood pressure are lower and your brain is sharper. Your muscles being warmer makes them more flexible meaning you could reap more out of each exercise.
- It is worth noting that working out in the evenings is linked to sleep disruption.
Whatever time you choose to work out, know that we are right there with you!
At OFW Chiropractic, we are specialists in musculoskeletal mechanics and we can help you overcome long-standing pain and other mechanical issues that are holding you back from getting your best workout. Whether your spine is out of alignment, your joints are sore or your muscles need attention, we are Westwood’s well-being resource. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.