Workout is the best option to live a healthy and sound life. Whenever a new member joins my gym, I face a very common question from each of them. That is, “what is the best time for working out?” Well, it’s been the most asked question by the people who use to work out.
It’s been a debate from a long time ago. To be honest, the most efficient answer is, it’s better to work out at a similar time every day. No matter whether it’s morning or night, you need to maintain the same routine. In this following article, I am going to describe all the facts regarding these two. Next, it’s your decision to choose the best.
Working out Benefits in the Morning vs Night
I am going to show you the benefits of working out in both morning and night in the following article:
Benefits of Workout
Today our comparison is between working out days and nights. But in general, the workout is a great way to keep yourself healthy.
Let’s compare our bodies to a machine. Imagine you have a machine in your factory. But you are not using that machine for a long time and you didn’t grease or oil it. When you will try to start the machine after several years there is a massive probability that it will not start. Even if it starts anyway, it may stop after a while or will not give you the desired performance.
Similarly, our body becomes dull and lazy without proper movement or activity. Workouts or exercise is like maintenance work for our body. You must take care of your health to stay healthy. Workout is very important to keep our body fit and remove laziness from the body.
You will notice around you, people who workouts regularly are more active. They get sick very rarely. Most of them are successful in their professional lives too. Workout helps a man to stay focused. This not only removes laziness from the body, but also from the mind.
Morning Workout Benefits
Morning is always the best time to start any task. This is also true for workouts. Most of the health-aware people who use to work out prefer to do this in the early morning.
There is a reason behind this. They believe if they start their day in an active way, their body will remain active throughout the day. In simple, the morning shows the day.
In the early morning, nature and the environment are so calm and soothing. It feels like there is peace everywhere. I usually go to my gym very early in the morning. It’s about 3 miles away from my home but I never take my car for going there. I start jogging and enjoy the calmness. After reaching the gym and doing my scheduled workout session, I feel so energetic. I can focus on my work for the whole day.
That means a morning workout removes lag and laziness from the body. It gives energy to your body and peace of mind.
A morning workout makes you more consistent. When you will go for your activity daily in the morning that will become a habit, and this habit is really good for you. When you finish this in the morning, it means you have already done a task from your regular schedule. This will give you a mental satisfaction that you are already one step ahead in the day.
Morning workouts will not affect your sleep cycle. Moreover, you will adopt a healthy habit of going early to bed.
Though there is no solid evidence, some researchers say, a morning workout helps to lose body weight.
Night Workout Benefits
I have some friends who prefer to work out in the evening. In my gym, the number of evening workout people is not less.
The flexibility of time is the best reason why people choose evening workout sessions. You can join the gym after finishing your office or other professional work. In the morning, we have to rush a lot to catch the office on time. But after the office, you can freely enjoy your workout without having any tension in mind. Students also have to catch their classes in the morning. For that reason, they prefer the evening. They can do their workouts as long as they want. Some people every day wash workout clothes after every session. They can do this easily after completing their evening session. They might face some problems catching their offices at the right time. And that is because of their laundry task!
Working out in the evening is efficient in other ways too. For example, you want to meet a friend and do your workout at the same time (because you want to make the most of your time). Now tell me what is the best time for that meeting? I am sure that’s at 6 pm and not 5 am!
As I have said before, a workout gives us energy and removes laziness and dullness. After the hectic all-day long work, evening workouts help you to remove the stress completely.
Some of us find it difficult to rise early in the morning and they could miss the session then. For them, the evening is the perfect time for a workout. It helps them to continue their regularity and keep their daily routine running.
Our body produces testosterone hormones more in the afternoon. This hormone helps to build muscles and make them strong. This can be a great advantage for bodybuilding to work out at the same time when our body is producing the hormone.
Drawbacks of Workout in the Morning
Most of our professional work is in the morning. So, people who work out in the morning might have some tension in their heads about reaching their work on time. They might leave the session incomplete. My friend says after coming home from a morning workout, he has to hurry a lot that he even doesn’t have enough time to wash a gym bag.
Sometimes people miss their morning gym session because they couldn’t get up from their sleep. Without regularity, it’s not possible to do bodybuilding.
Some people even couldn’t sleep well at night only because they have to rise early in the morning. Sometimes, a morning workout can affect your sleep cycle.
Drawbacks of Workout in the Evening
Evening workout sessions can disturb your sleep cycle. After a workout, our body becomes charged and energetic. This huge energy can sometimes prevent you from sleeping at the right time.
Morning and evening, both workout sessions have their own advantages and benefits. I have said them all in the above discussion. Now the ball is in your court. Play according to your preference. In my opinion, workout time is about choosing the best schedule only. It doesn’t matter what time it is, all you have to do is, just maintain the regularity. Every day do this exactly at the same time.