There is a constant discussion about which type of training is best to choose to achieve the desired goal, but also when to exercise in the day.
Of course, the best time is the one that fits into your schedule, but research has shown that much more evidence goes into making morning workouts more effective for several reasons. Aside from waking you up and letting everyone in your office notice that you are glowing, there are several other benefits of morning exercise.
You will make healthier choices all day
“When you start your day healthy, you’re more likely to stick with it all day. You are less likely to choose an unhealthy breakfast because you will be aware that this will ruin your effort, ”says coach Zack Daley.
You will sleep like a baby, literally
According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), people who are on the treadmill at 7am sleep better and have a deeper sleep.
“I agree. When I exercise in the morning, I fall asleep faster in the evening. But when I exercise in the evening, the adrenaline rush me, ”Daley claims.
You may lower your blood pressure
People with high blood pressure often seek medication, and morning exercise may help them.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Vascular Health and Risk Management brought together participants to exercise at 7, 11 and 7pm. Those in the first group had ten percent lower blood pressure after training. By the end of the day it was lower than the participants in the remaining two groups.
You will have more energy for the day ahead
“Exercise increases endorphin levels. When you train in the morning, you will be more optimistic and positive and suffer less from stress and anxiety, ”says coach Katherine Gundling.
You may lose more weight if that is your goal
According to a study published this year by the Journal of Obesity, people who train earlier in the day lose more pounds than those who enter the gym after 3pm.
Although scientists say the study was conducted on a small sample and they need more evidence, they found that those who exercised earlier in the day consumed one hundred calories less and took more steps than individuals who chose to exercise later.