The Pros: Morning Workouts vs Evening Workouts
It is often said that early risers are the most efficient, but when we talk in terms of exercise that is not entirely true. In this great debate, there is no concrete “yes” or “no” answer. Whether it is morning workouts or night workouts, both are good for the body. The real difference is which workout lines up with your fitness goals the best. Both have their own pros, but which one is for YOU?
MORNING WORKOUT PROS:
Get it done. Many people choose to start their day off with exercise because they want to get it out of the way. You don’t have to worry about last-minute interruptions or miss a workout due to a tiring day at work. Also, you’ll find that you have more energy throughout the day.
Your body is prepared. Your body recuperates and recovers the most while you’re sleeping. Muscles are repaired and your food is converted into energy. When you wake up, your body is well rested and prepared for a workout, per AskMen. You will, however, need to do some extra stretches to loosen your body up.
Better for weight loss. Morning workouts boost your metabolism. This means that you burn more calories during the day–which we love. People who work out in the morning have a higher chance of burning fat throughout the day. Studies have shown that people who workout in the morning before eating breakfast are more likely to burn fat stored in the body, instead of carbohydrates.