Did you know that you can get the most out of your exercise session if you plan it for a certain time of the day? Here is more about the best time to exercise for optimal weight loss results.
When to Workout
As per this article in The New York Times, the best time to exercise is in the early morning. Even before you’ve had breakfast. Doing so help increase your weight loss and powers up your energy levels for the rest of the day. You’re going to get a full day of fat burning by starting early on the exercise.
Research Backs This Point
And it’s not just The New York Times that’s making this point about the best time to exercise is in the morning. A recent study published in The Journal of Physiology had young male subjects eat 30% more calories and 50% more fat than they had before. The 28 males were divided into two groups, with one group hardly exercising while the others worked out daily. Of those exercising, half did so in the morning while the other half did the same workout after consuming a high-carbohydrate breakfast.
The results showed, not surprisingly, that the participants who hadn’t exercised had packed on weight. As for the people who did workouts before breakfast, they hadn’t gained any weight. The ones who exercised after breakfast, on the other hand, gained weight, although it was half of what the non-exercisers gained (an average of 3 pounds rather than 6 pounds).
Fat Burning in the Morning
If your workout is in the morning, the reality is that you’re more likely to stick to it. Make it part of your routine. Plus, you won’t be able to talk yourself out of an evening workout if you already did your exercise when you woke up. Another reason the best time to exercise is in the a.m. is that your blood sugar levels are low, which forces the body to look for energy sources, taking fat from the reserves to use as fuel.