Early mornings or lunch hour workouts are better for your body than evening or late night workouts.
Why? Calorie-burning is at its peak post-workout. This happens because of accelerated metabolism. When you do intense cardiovascular exercises like sprinting or swimming for longer durations, your metabolic rate stays high for the next 7-10 hours. So, throughout this period, calories get burned quickly.
On the other hand, metabolism rate drops when you go to sleep. So working out in the evenings or night, just a few hours prior to sleep can prove to be counter-intuitive. Your body does not reap the benefits of the high-intensity exercises you just performed and all your efforts go to waste. Besides, aren’t you much likely to cancel a workout in the evening than in the morning?
You will have many excuses to not exercise. You will be more fatigued in the evening after a long day. On the other hand, in the mornings, the stressors of the day have not affected you yet. You’ll have much less excuses and much more energy to perform and enjoy a good workout, and feel the stretches and lifts rather than performing them like a machine.
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