The Pros And Cons Of Morning, Afternoon And Evening Exercise

When is the best time of day to work out? There are pros and cons to morning, afternoon and evening. But most important is consistency. Weight-loss physician Dr. Sue Decotiis says, "What I tell my patients is work out when you can." But if you have some flexibility ...

  • Morning exercise can help boost your metabolism and jump-start your day.


  • Afternoon exercise is good for intense workouts because your body temperature and muscle flexibility are better.


  • Evening exercise can help relieve stress – as long as it's not too close to bedtime.
  • And even if you can't set aside a block of time to exercise on certain days, "micro-workouts" like taking the stairs or simply getting up from your desk can make a difference.

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