Why It Really Matters What Time of Day You Work Out
You can schedule your workout to help you reach your goals faster, better and more efficiently—without any extra time or effort.
By Corrie Pikul
You want to: Lose weight
You should try: Early morning
Research from the American Council on Exercise has shown that people who exercise soon after waking tend to both be more consistent and to exercise more often than those who work out at other times of the day. Other studies have shown that a 45-minute a.m. workout can make you less ravenous for breakfast (and more prone to make healthy choices) and more likely to keep moving and burning calories throughout the day. Keep in mind that even if you wake up raring to go, your muscles will need time to warm up, so ease into the workout (doing a few jumping jacks or walking while swinging your arms should do the trick).