Studies suggest that working out later is better since your body temperature is highest in the evening. Muscles and joints are 20 per cent more flexible compared to in the morning, which makes it easier and less of a strain to exercise.
You have more energy and your lung functions are also working best in the late afternoon/evening, so you would have more strength and endurance to last through your cardio workout session. Evening workouts also help you to release stress and you’ll also have a clearer mind to work out as it would be your final task for the day before hitting the bed.
You can easily bail out on night workouts since you are tired or have some party to attend. Not only this but working out too close to your bedtime could make it harder to fall asleep. After a workout, your body temperature, metabolism and heart rate are elevated, which may interrupt your body’s ability to go into a resting state. So ideally it’s advisable to get a morning workout done, but then at the end, it completely depends on your choice, lifestyle and time management.
When it comes to a morning workout, you tend to be more consistent with your daily routine. When you work out in the morning, you plan your day well and also get some time to focus on yourself. It also helps to increase your energy level in the afternoon. Studies have shown that an exercise routine in the morning could help to elevate your energy levels in the afternoon.
It also helps you burn fat more effectively, compared to an evening workout. Besides that, working out in the morning also kick starts your metabolism, resulting in you burning calories throughout the day, rather than after an evening workout when your metabolism is slower.
It gets difficult to wake up in the morning if you are not a morning person. Studies suggest that your joints and muscles are stiffer when you’ve just woken up, which makes them particularly prone to injuries if you exercise in the morning. Exercising before having breakfast could put you at risk of an earlier burnout and fatigue.