I've been exercising regularly for the last few months and gotten into the habit of exercising first thing in the morning. The main reason is one of convenience – if I wait till the end of the day I make excuses about tiredness, the weather, social events and anything else I can think of as I just can’t motivate myself at the end of the day. So, what is the best time of day for exercise?
There does not seem to be a consensus on what time of day is best for exercising. A recent article at The Biggest Loser's website said that
Experts agree that the most important thing is not so much the time of day that you exercise, but that you actually do it – and do it on a regular basis!
My experience is that exercising at night, when I can drag my butt out for a run or to a gym, seems to keep me keyed up and makes it harder to get to sleep. On the other hand, a morning run or workout seems to keep me pepped up for the day and makes me more productive, particularly when I first start work for the day.
When do you like working out? Do you choose the time based on how it fits into your schedule or because you think there's a specific benefit gained by working out at a certain time?
What's the best time to workout? [The Biggest Loser Club]