Which time is the best for doing exercise?

@prasanta (1949)
India
September 20, 2006 5:03am CST
I feel early morning is the best time. What do you say?
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71 responses
21 Sep 06
Anytime you feel comfortable. There is no need for a ‘all or nothing’ mentality either. 5 minutes is better than nothing at the end of the day. I’ve heard that exercise the first thing before eating, due to your system being at it’s most basic with low levels etc, although I’m not entirely convinced it came from a reputable running source.
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@prasanta (1949)
• India
6 Oct 06
I see. Please try to find out further.
@Al3xius (1778)
• Romania
26 Nov 06
Early in the morning or before sleep .
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@mariamcj (576)
• India
26 Nov 06
i too think early morning is good for exercising..but evening are also good for reducing weight as your body is already in action ..so it is easy to burn more fat..
• India
15 Nov 06
yup i feel early morning is the right time....lots of fresh air
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@sunworld (22)
• India
23 Oct 06
Research on lung funciton, body rhythms, temperature, and hormone levels says one thing - to exercise around 6 pm. Surveys on exercise habits say another - to exercise in the morning before other commitments distract you, or during the day when you have a free period of time. Let's explore the pros and cons of when to exercise. Mornings Pros: • The majority of people who exercise consistently do so early in the day. It is easier to form the exercise habit through morning exercise. • Fewer distractions and schedule interruptions. • Can make time for exercise by getting up a bit earlier. • Raises your heart rate and metabolism to burn more calories earlier in the day. • Gives a feeling of physical energy for hours. • Improves your mental acuity for hours. • Cooler temperatures in summer. • Air pollution is lowest in the morning. • The body adjusts to your exercise time, so if you are training for a morning sports event, train in the morning. Cons: • Body temperature is at its lowest 1-3 hours before awakening, making morning a time of naturally lower energy and blood flow. • Cold, stiff muscles may be more prone to injury - be sure to warm up well before doing a higher intensity workout, and do gentle stretching. • If you do not enjoy morning exercise, you won't easily form a habit by choosing a morning workout time. • Because body temperature and hormones are higher in late afternoon, you probably get the same or better calorie-burning effects later in the day.
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@mryazali (286)
• India
6 Oct 06
i prefer morning as u seem to be tired in the evenings..and u are frsh in the morning and thers peace around
@kalpsadit (625)
• Singapore
6 Oct 06
Early morning is the best time to exercise. Both our body and mind will be fresh which will help us to do brisk exercise. I can say this confidently because I have tried doing exercise both in the morning and in the evening. I feel very energetic to do exercise in the morning and that keeps my whole day fresh. I used to skip my exercise when I used to do it in the evening owing to various unavoidable reasons like sudden guests, shopping, laziness etc. Morning walk also soothens our mind.
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@oscarc (864)
• India
21 Sep 06
i think morning is proper,..but most people don't find time in the mornings with the mad rush of getting to work
@prasanta (1949)
• India
6 Oct 06
Rahul Good suggestion. Oscar & Rahul, The experts agree with what you say about timing. However as Oscar has pointed out, forcefully we need to choose evening for continuous exercise. What are the devices both of you normally use for doing exercise?
• India
15 Nov 06
if u know yoga ..its best to be done after sunrise..especially the suryanamaskar...
• India
15 Nov 06
if u know yoga ..its best to be done after sunrise..especially the suryanamaskar...
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
6 Oct 06
Early morning 5 a.m onwards till 8 a.m. and in the evening between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. should be ideal time for doing exercises.
@prasanta (1949)
• India
6 Oct 06
Ok. anything else?
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
6 Oct 06
Whatever time is convenient for me to do exercise I have explained. If you ask anything else? What does it mean?
@shubhvani (275)
• India
6 Oct 06
exercise can be of various kind. in my opinion yoga is the best exercise because: not expensive at all can be done anywhere has long lasting effects yoga can be done in the morning or in the evening ,the times that suits you. no food intake for 1 hour prior to and after yoga.
@kunalsp (428)
• India
6 Oct 06
i agree you
@rakleen (566)
• India
6 Oct 06
just before sunrise.........is the best time for exercise.
@prasanta (1949)
• India
6 Oct 06
Ok.
@taneal (35)
• Australia
6 Oct 06
I like to exercise in the mornings around my kids! It's a bit tricky though when you're trying to do sit ups with 2 kids crawling on you!!
@prasanta (1949)
• India
6 Oct 06
Good.
• India
6 Oct 06
WHEN UR FREE AT MORNING.
@prasanta (1949)
• India
6 Oct 06
Fine. What do you suggest free-hand or instrumen exercise?
@Sweety76 (1594)
• India
26 Sep 06
its better at the time of sunrise
@prasanta (1949)
• India
6 Oct 06
Yah.
• India
21 Sep 06
i always exercise after i get back from college that would be around 5 in the evening and im fit..so i think that is the best time for exercise..or it is so atleast for me
@prasanta (1949)
• India
6 Oct 06
That is also good.
• United States
28 Nov 06
it is good to exercise in the morning before you eat anything. That is when your blood sugar is at its lowest, and your body can't pull sugar from the blood for energy so it pulls from the fat stores. I always exercise before eating anything.
• Singapore
28 Nov 06
I always do my run in the morning. But sometimes after a day work and if there is too much stress. A good run would do the job : )
• India
28 Nov 06
SMILE - SMILE
EARLY MORNING
• China
26 Nov 06
maybe in spring!
@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
26 Nov 06
exercise - exercise
Same here. I think the best time is in the morning. I think it will keep us awake and invigorated the whole day.