As if we haven’t heard it often enough, exercise is good for you! Shocking news, I know, but it is, and yet another study says so! However, did you know that WHEN you exercise can impact outcomes? Really? Isn’t the rule whenever you can find your treadmill and dust it off is a good time to jump on? Well, yes, that is true, any type of exercise, any time of day will be beneficial but what if we could enjoy even better results by adjusting the time of day we exercise?
In a study published in Frontiers in Physiology, researchers found that women who exercised in the morning reduced abdominal fat (knew I had your attention) and blood pressure, and women who exercised in the evening enhanced muscular performance. For men, evening exercise increased fat oxidation and reduced systolic blood pressure and fatigue. Who knew?
At the end of the day, women, you may never get rid of that belly “pooch” or deadlift 500 pounds, and men, you may never have a “6 pack”, but hey, isn’t being healthy really the goal? Make a plan, whether you exercise in the morning, evening, or at midnight, statistics don’t lie, exercise is good for your health! Stay the course, stay well, and stay informed!