Artist: Drazen Zigic

The Optimal Time for Exercise


Some people engage in sports early in the morning before work, while others head to the fitness center in the evening to lift weights. Is there a perfect time for physical activity, or does it not matter when you exercise?

One thing is clear: No exercise makes you sick, as the human body requires movement to thrive. Physical activity is essential for your body to function efficiently and smoothly. Millions of people engage in daily activities like weightlifting at the gym or jogging in the park.

However, many individuals don't achieve their desired fitness outcomes, especially in terms of weight loss. This often stems from a simple reason: the wrong time of day. The best time for your workout is when you can consistently commit to it. This depends on your personality and daily circumstances.

The Ideal Exercise Timing
Your exercise routine should align with your daily schedule. For instance, if you struggle to get out of bed in the morning to work out before a long day at the office, you might become frustrated over time. While morning exercise can boost your metabolism, if you don't enjoy it and approach it halfheartedly, the risk of inconsistency increases.

According to researchers, the best times for athletic training are between breakfast and lunch, as well as during the afternoon and early evening. During these times, your respiratory rate, pulse, and body temperature peak, making your body perform at its best.

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