In a study by the University of New South Wales, they found that exercising in the morning, before breakfast was the best time if you want to do cardio exercise and lose weight.
Your body burns fat for energy in the morning and exercising first thing morning also helps kick start your metabolism waking you up for the day.
Exercise also releases the ‘feel good’ hormone endorphin giving you a positive start to your day. Many people also attribute higher levels of mental clarity and awareness to regular morning exercising.
If you are wanting to build muscle then doing high intensity workouts in the afternoon could be a better option for you. Weight training and high intensity aerobic workouts are best done when the body has warmed up.
One thing that everyone agrees on though… Doing exercise is better than not doing exercise!
Some of the many reasons for doing exercise that successful people quote is because it gives them clarity and focus, invigorates them and sets them up for the day.
If you aren’t currently doing regular exercise now is the time to start. Start slowly and consult a professional before starting any new or very different exercise routine.
"Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning… even 10 minutes of activity changes your brain”. John Ratey, Harvard Medical School
"Even 10 minutes of activity changes your brain”