The Best Time To Exercise To Achieve The Most Benefits

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Engaging in regular exercise is essential for health and fitness. Of course, exercise should be combined with proper nutrition to achieve long-term optimal health both physically and mentally.

But you might be asking, is there an appropriate time to do exercise to achieve maximum potential benefits? Study says there is the best time to exercise that makes it more beneficial.

best time to exercise
The Best Time To Exercise For Most Benefits

What Is The Best Time To Exercise?

Although it is possible to exercise at any time of the day, doing it before you start your day is more beneficial. In addition, adhering to that morning exercise schedule makes the exercise even more beneficial.

It is especially beneficial for individuals who want to lose weight and make exercise as part of their strategy, study says.

Intervention-related increases in PA tended to be greatest when PA was performed in the morning. Morning exercise may be a viable strategy for promoting habitual PA in inactive BS patients.

DALE S. BOND, HOLLIE A. RAYNOR, J. GRAHAM THOMAS, JESSICA UNICK, JENNIFER WEBSTER, BETH RYDER AND SIVAMAINTHAN VITHIANANTHAN DOI: HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1123/JPAH.2016-0529

Morning exercises are excellent day starter. It boosts moods and establish mental clarity, especially when combined with morning meditation.

Unfortunately, many people these days don’t have time to exercise in the morning. When the alarm activates, it means the start of preparation for work, taking care of kids going to school and among many other chores and errands.

Sadly, for most people, exercise is not their morning schedule.

Exercising At Your Preferred Time of the Day

If you are one of the millions of people who don’t have time to exercise in the morning, don’t worry. Exercising at your preferred time of the day does not mean you don’t get the benefits.

One thing that is important is adhere to the same time schedule for your exercise. Exercising at the same time every time can be beneficial.

Scheduling Exercise
Scheduling Exercise At Consistent Time Provides Better Results

When you schedule it, there is higher chance you will stick to it than just randomly picking time whenever you feel the motivation to exercise.

Consistency in exercise timing and other cues might help explain characteristic high PA levels among successful maintainers.

LEAH M. SCHUMACHER  J. GRAHAM THOMAS  HOLLIE A. RAYNOR  RYAN E. RHODES  KEVIN C. O’LEARY  RENA R. WING  DALE S. BOND DOI HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1002/OBY.22535

Setting a fixed reminder on your phone is a good and helpful idea. Whether you don’t feel like to exercise, as long as that reminder activates, it’s time to exercise.

It’s like having someone reminds you that it’s time to exercise. Initially, when the reminder rings, and you’re not in the mood to exercise, just get yourself to do it and after a few minutes of doing it, even during warm-up, your motivation increases.

Natural Movements Throughout The Day

Today, many people live a sedentary lifestyle. Sitting most of their time watching TV, doing stuff in their computers, or even spending time browsing and scrolling on social media.

Don’t be like these people. If you happen to be one of them, it’s time to change your lifestyle and start moving. 

Although, moderate to vigorous physical activity is very helpful, starting to do natural movements is just as helpful and beneficial. As a matter of fact, having natural movements throughout the day and exercising longer on weekends is still helpful.

Exercise and Proper Nutrition

Exercise is good and helpful but it is just half of the equation. Proper nutrition is the other half, or it may be more than half of the equation. 

Proper nutrition plays a huge role in health. The good thing on adhering to proper nutrition, you don’t need long hours of exercising.

The combination of proper nutrition and moderate physical activity is the way to go especially for people who complain they don’t have time to exercise.

Benefits of Regular Exercise

It may be worth noting to list some of the known benefits of exercise to help increase motivation. Of course, you should never neglect proper nutrition.

Regular exercise helps;

These are just a few of the many health benefits of exercise. Although the best time to exercise is in the morning before you start your day, exercising at your preferred time of the day is just as beneficial.

So, it’s time to shift the mindset from no time to exercise to scheduling the time daily for consistent and regular exercise.

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