Does the early bird really catch the worm?

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6am training: Not a problem… for some. These people are what they call the early bird. And what does the early bird do? It catches the worm.

But what if you’re not this type of person? What if you prefer to train in the evening? Does this mean you’re missing out on something? You’re not reaching your full potential? Not always. You need to find out what time works for you. Not everyone else. To help you decide, here are reasons to workout both in the morning and in the evening.

Morning Training

Consistency

If you struggle to keep up a consistent exercise habit, train in the morning. This is when your willpower is strongest.

Better sleep

You sleep better when you train in the morning. Exercising too late raises your heart rate and makes it harder to sleep at night.

Metabolism boost

Training in the morning jump-starts your metabolism. Leaving your body burning calories for up to 24 hours after your workout.

It puts you in a healthy mindset

It’s like a domino effect. Start your routine with exercise and you will carry this on for the rest of the day. For example, you are likely to follow your training with a healthy shake, snack or breakfast.

Evening Training

You are stronger

From 2pm to 6pm your body temperature is at its peak. Muscles are therefore more flexible and strength and endurance are higher.

A good end to a bad day

If you’ve had a bad day, exercise acts as a stress relief at the end of it. Take your built up tension out on Aphrodite. You’ll perform and feel better.

More accountability

Not everyone’s an early bird. Many choose to train after work. If you like training with others, you’re more likely to find a group to train with later in the day.

**Try out training in the evening and morning. Of course waking up earlier is better. It gives you a head start. Puts an edge on your day. But when it comes down to it, your performance depends on you. How you feel. Your motivation. Not always on the time of day. **

We want to hear which time of the day is best for you? When do you prefer to train? Why? Join the discussion, leave a comment below.