Best time for doing exercise, morning or night?

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Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 07:43
From my experience & by following advice. It's said that cardio in the morning & weight training in the evening.
The body is a machine & just like any other machine it need's to warm up.
I do notice a difference (improvement) in training in early evening, but I do train daily when ever I can.
As long as your training what ever time you start is neither here nor there. Just enjoy.
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Posted: 13 May 2013, 21:36
Here is a link from NBC news regarding sleep and morning excercise. Someone may find it helpful, especially those who suffer with insomniaSmile

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Posted: 14 May 2013, 12:53
I think it is a matter of perdonal preference. The argument for working out early in the morning it is supposed to rev up the metabolism setting it to work more efficiently all day. The truth is the calories are burned while you are sleeping and if you don't get at least 7 hours sleep per night the body will hold onto the weight. I am not a morning person soI am happy to fit it in anytime after 9 am.

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Posted: 19 May 2013, 15:58
My husband and I have this argument often! I have never been a morning person and prefer to wake up slowly! I keep telling him I have been like this for 60 yrs, won't be changing now. LOL Not too motivated if I have to get up earlier! I think we are all wired differently. My theory is I was born in the early evening.

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Posted: 20 May 2013, 02:17
For me it's better in the evening, because mornings are sunny and hot and i find it really hard for me to breathe then. I almost fainted 2 times, but thank god that my sister was with me. So i run in the evenings when it's a little bit colder... Don't worry, i've always had some problems with breathing...

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Posted: 20 May 2013, 15:32
I find it harder to sleep at night if I work out at night. When I'm done working out I feel even more energized before I started, then I can't sleep at all. So I work out in the morning, sleep better at night, and feel more energized during the day.

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Posted: 20 May 2013, 18:03
Let's face it, we are all differnt. It really doesn't make any difference, just as long as exercise. Let's all learn to listen to our own bodies, and what is right for us, not some one else.

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Posted: 21 May 2013, 14:57
How do we listen to our bodies? Aches and pains? I have tried both evening and morning work outs, I think for me my body says morning is the best time. Although my mind says go back to sleep...
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Posted: 21 May 2013, 16:43
I prefer to exercise in the morning too. Partly because by the time evening rolls around, I'm worn out (two toddlers will do that to you) and partly because I just know me. If I get up at 5:30am, throw on my work out clothes and get out the door before I have much of a chance to really wake up I won't be able to talk myself out of it. It also works out well because my husband is home to look after the kids if they wake up early.
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Posted: 27 May 2013, 10:45
Morning is better (or I should say, I prefer) because when you wake up after 7 hrs of sleep your metabolism is in a fasting state and your body is extracting energy from your reserves (glycogen and fats). I exercise before eating breakfast because i want my body to burn as much fat as possible before i switch my metabolic state by eating. Regardless of exercise intensity, your strict dietary regimen is always a major factor in the degree of weight loss you plan to achieve; exercise alone is not enough. So you can choose to exercise in the morning or evening, it really doesn't matter when; all that matters is that your calories burned exceeds calories consumed. I'm a morning person so I prefer a morning workout.

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Posted: 29 May 2013, 05:39
This is a tricky question. It actually depends on the body. Generally most people are at the strongest during midday. However, not one perosn has the same body type. For instance, I am at my strongest in the morning right after I wake up. But there are instances when I feel just as stong midday. If possible I would try and not workout to late in the evening. This is normally when the body is at its weakest. I also want to say that I 100% agree with @DrEkeOkoro

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Posted: 03 Jun 2013, 04:26
I usually do my runs at about 5pm after lectures. But I hope to run in the mornings too. I used to, it really wakes you up!

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Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 00:37
Early Morning exercise makes you feel the freshness of life. Starting a day with Yoga/Cardio/brisk walk gives energy and whole day is filled with positive energy. Energy is the soul of a person life if a person is filled with energy he/she can do any work.

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Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 06:21
Ideally whenever you are more likely to do it. However, if you can just wake up 15 minutes earlier and get some done, it will help you later in the day. You will have more energy, improved mood, and you are less likely to have life get in the way or get too busy later in the day. You can get used to getting up early. It's takes time and comittment and a desire to do it. I have never been a morning person, but for the past 1 1/2 years I have been gradually getting up earlier to exercise - for the past year it has meant getting up at 5am to fit about 20-40 minutes of workout time in (varies from day to day). Then in the evening I do some weight training and walk the dogs. For me, if I leave cardio until the end of the day I am more likely to come up with an excuse and then I am jacked up and can't sleep!

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Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 10:19
5am! 30minute cardio followed by 1 hour gym. works best for me.

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Posted: 12 Jun 2013, 16:41
I weigh in when I get up in the mornings.
Before I dress and after using the potty.
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