Morning is the start of the day, but it’s not necessarily the best exercise time of the day. Some studies show that an evening exercise routine can provide many health benefits and increase calorie burning.
Did you know the time of day exercise significantly affects our sleep and health? Indeed, two studies published on April 18, 2019 in the journal Cell Metabolism prove this.
* Best time of day to exercise.
Two experiments were conducted on mice and 12 humans. Rats are nocturnal animals, so they will get the most benefit when active at night. Although humans are mostly active during the day, there are similar results.
Researchers have come to the conclusion that exercising at different times of the day provides different benefits.
Hormones, also known as hormones, in the body change continuously throughout the day. Growth hormone is produced at night while the wakefulness hormone cortisol is produced in the early morning.
Based on this principle, you can choose for yourself the best time of day to exercise to serve your training purposes. For example, if you want to burn calories, the evening is the best time.
* Timing of exercise depends on biology.
A 2018 study in the National Football League (NFL) also supports the conclusions of the two studies above. The data has shown that NFL teams tend to play better at night between 8-9 p.m. than during daytime play between 1-4 p.m.
While you may be more productive in the evening, exercising at a different time from your usual routine can disrupt your body’s natural circadian rhythms. This is why some people find it difficult to do vigorous movements in the evening. Therefore, consider your own living habits and biological clock to choose the best time to exercise.
Humans are usually active during the day, but you can’t always get up early in the morning, go to bed at the right time at night, and arrange a suitable exercise time. The best way to get a good night’s sleep and work out is to take advantage of your body’s natural response to light.
* How to practice effectively.
If you want to be more awake in the evening to exercise and burn calories, turn on the light sources you have to make the room very bright. On the contrary, if you need to sleep while it is still light, pull the curtains and turn off the lights to make the room very dark.
Several studies have shown that the timing of daily exercise has an effect on exercise results. However, the best time of day to exercise depends on each person’s circadian rhythm. Therefore, choose the best time to practice for yourself and maintain your daily routine!