May 16, 2019

What’s the best time of day to work out?

By Lisa Jane

Morning vs Evening

There are many people who prefer to work out in the morning, and for good reason. First, it helps a lot of people get ready for their days and gives them a bit more energy. Working out gets your heart pumping and your blood flowing, so you’ll be ready to get through the rest of your day.

Another important factor in a morning workout is that you’ll be low on carbohydrates, so your body will be forced to burn off fats for energy instead. While morning workouts are great for some people, they might not be the most effective time to work out.

In the late afternoon and early evening, your body temperature is at its highest, and in turn, so is your performance in a workout. A good early evening workout can also be a great way to get you ready for dinner and then for bed, because you’ll be tired after you’re done with it.

There are certainly people who find it more convenient to work out late at night and into the early morning hours. Not only is this based on their schedules, but many just find it relaxing to go later because the gym is usually less crowded and much quieter.

This can also help you be less sore in the morning, as your body will have the whole night to work on the recovery process. At the end of the day, the most important factor in finding a good workout time and routine is figuring out what works best for you.


One of the biggest obstacles that people always have to overcome in their fitness routines is sticking with it, and if your workouts are set at a bad time, you won’t follow through with it.

As long as you’re happy with the time of your workouts, you’re more likely to stick with your program longer.


Don’t be afraid to change up your entire programs periodically – both from a nutritional standpoint as well as the types of workouts you’re doing.

Don’t let your body become accustomed to a routine because then it will take the path of least resistance and fat loss and/or muscle building will slow down or stop.

Lisa Jane

I believe in a holistic approach to health and fitness and making small, incremental changes to improve your lifestyle. It isn’t about how you stack up against everyone else, it's about how you feel about yourself! It’s more than your exercise or your food, it is your attitude and your well-being!

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