MJ Gonzales │ GetHealthAccess.com
The best time to work out is also an issue for fitness conscious because there are contrasting studies that either in favor of flexing muscles in the morning or to hit the gym after office. In addition there are experts also who recommend that breakdown exercise time throughout the day. So which is recommended for you?
When you exercise in the morning… it’s likely you can lower your blood pressure, fasten your quest in losing weight and get better sleeps at night. This is according to interview of Women’s Health with Dr. Lara Carlson, President-elect of the New England chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and an associate professor of applied exercise science at University of New England. Following the benefit of getting good night sleep by working out in the morning, Scott Collier (PhD), an assistant professor and lead author of Appalachian State University Study shared it also help your fitness.
“The better you sleep, the better it is for your body,” Dr. Collier said. “It increases your cardio health, decreases stress and anxiety helps you maintain your weight and lowers your blood pressure. Plus, the more time spent in deep sleep, the more time your body has to repair itself.”
When you work out at night… apparently it boosts metabolism. In the research of Clinical Research Centre of the University of Chicago that involved 40 men, they found out that those who exercised at night had lower glucose levels, but higher cortisol and thyrotropin (two types of endocrine hormones).
“These are signs that your metabolism is adapting well to regular exercise and suggests it may be better to train after work rather than first thing in the morning,” Dr. Orfeu Buxton, leader of the research, shared with Daily Mail. ‘This is the first study to look at the variation in the effects of exercise at four different times of day.
Meantime, American Heart Association shared that the basic is when you can do it consistently, because the right time depends on one system and eagerness to work out. They also added that location and the type of physical activities also matter.
“If you’re not a morning person, it does no good for you to try to get up at 5 in the morning to work out,” Russell Pate, M.D., Arnold School of Public Health’ professor at the University of South Carolina Columbia said. “Try to stack as many cards on your side of the table as possible by doing what’s most likely to work for you. The converse is, don’t make it as hard as it doesn’t have to be.”