Are You Struggling to Lose Weight? Timing is Everything
If you have tried dieting and exercising, and still not seeing any positive result, the time of the day you exercise might be the problem. If you want to get the maximum benefits from your weight loss workout, consider the timing, the type of exercise you’re planning, and your ultimate goals.
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The Power of Morning Workout
A morning workout is a great way to improve your energy levels because you are at full capacity with a good night’s rest.
That been said, it’s very important that you get good quality and enough say between 6-8 hours of sleep.
To learn more about how sleep deprivation hinders your effort to losing weight by causing you to gain more weight, please watch out for my next article on “Sleep deficit and stress: Among key Secret to losing weight for good.”
Why Do I Strongly believe in Morning Edge?
The reason is simple. Because I have tried it myself and others have seen results after I recommended it to them.
Early morning workout combined with fasting will increase your result. A 2019 study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that exercising in a fasting state burning more fat and helped control blood sugar in obese men.
For example, a very good friend of mine who became obese after losing a love one, joined me in regular early morning exercises, at least 4 days a week for close to 6 months.
Although I didn’t keep notes of when he started seeing results, one thing for sure, the result was a phenomenon.
Roughly 3-4 months into the early morning workout routine, he lost over 10 pounds, and after approximately 5-6 months, he has removed over 30 pounds.
For me, early morning exercise, especially jogging gives me that energy burst (endorphin), focus, alertness, and feel good throughout the day.
Note: Try to avoid intense running due to a negative impact on the knee joint. This is me on the left side with my Soccer Team Players when I used to consistently go running early in the morning before I injured my right knee.
Please don’t ask me for the now about this picture because I’m ashamed of what I had become.
After my injury, I tried swimming and lifting weight, but since the lockdown, I couldn’t go to the gym until recently, when I started applying all my previous fitness and diet techniques I had used in the past including helping others. Although I’m still struggling to reach my end goals, this is the result I have achieved without applying the secret of early morning and evening workout.
An early morning workout is linked to increased physical movement for the entire day, according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise.
This study also showed that a morning exercise motivates people to make healthier food choices during the day.
The Physiological Benefits of Early Morning Exercise
- Increased blood flow-which improves your mental capacity and productivity, according to Austin Martinez, director of education for fitness company StretchLab.
- Lowers stress and blood pressure.
The Power of Evening Workout
In the afternoon, your body’s core temperature, muscle strength, and endurance reach a peak level.
Therefore, in the late afternoon or evening, you began to sweat more, and your ability to perform higher-intensity exercises increases, causing you to burn more calories.
According to a research study by the Journal of Sports Science, afternoon and evening are when people’s reaction time is at its best.
At these times also, there is increased stamina and endurance for a workout involving high-intensity interval training. Another study that was published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism shows that evening training may lead to better gains in muscle mass.
Recall that gain in muscle mass causes your body to burn more calories, which leads to weight loss.
Does An Evening Workout Disrupt Sleep?
According to a study that was published in Sports Medicine, moderate workout in the evening does not lead to sleep problems. However, intense workout or training activity within an hour prior to bedtime may upset your sleep schedule.
The good news is that you have a choice between early morning and late afternoon to evening. No matter what time you decide to workout will be your best time as long as you are able to keep a consistent routine for optimal results.
As the saying goes, “HALF bread is better than NONE,” so as “ANY workout is better than NO workout at all.”
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