Is there a right time in the day to work out?
This is something I get asked all the time & truth is, there are certain reasons why exercising in the morning, afternoon or night is better from an objective point of view.
Some people prefer to work out in the AM because it boosts their energy & mood, keeps them productive & motivates them to continue with healthy habits throughout the day & frees up their evenings.
Others prefer to work out in the afternoon because it cuts their day, gives them a break & distraction from the hustle & bustle of life & prevents mid-day fatigue or energy slumps.
Some like a PM or late-night workout because it helps them sleep better, lets them unwind after a long day & gives them something to do at night after a full day of sitting in an office at school.
But at the end of the day, the most “right” time of the day to work out is the time that works best FOR YOU & that fits your lifestyle, schedule & routine in a way that doesn’t feel burdensome or stressful.
Working out, like any other lifestyle habit shouldn’t be something you dread or struggle to find the time for; it should be something you look forward to & MAKE the time for. Reality is, you’ll only be able to do that if you LOVE what you’re doing & if it FITS in with the rest of the things on your daily agenda.
If we look at the bigger picture, there really is no right or wrong time to do anything in life, so long as what you decide to commit to works for you subjectively. We often spend so much time being preoccupied with what works for others or what has shown them results, but we fail to ask ourselves how those same habits will work for us or give us our desired results.
Today, I encourage you to ask yourself if the daily habits you practice are bettering your life in any which way, even if the difference isn’t huge or life-altering & if they’re not? Think of how you can change them so that they do, despite what the person next to you says, does or thinks. I promise that incorporating those changes & more importantly, monitoring results you see from them is the stepping stone to truly living your best, happiest & healthiest life.