Do you hit the gym before work, or are you more of an afternoon or evening exerciser? As it happens, new research has discovered that exercising at particular times of the day can have different effects on your brain function, energy levels and fitness, which means that you might need to rethink your sweat schedule.
Research from the University of Copenhagen has found that exercise in the morning can increase your metabolism, while exercise later in the day can increase you’re the amount of energy you’re using. The researchers hypothesise these effects are due to the body’s natural Circadian rhythm.
Another study by the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute together with the University of Western Australia found that exercising in the morning can also increase your cognitive performance, making it easier to get on with your work day.
A third study from the Charles Sturt University in Australia found that a half hour of high-intensity exercise in the late afternoon or early evening can reduce feelings of hunger.
It suggests that early evening workouts would be great for reducing over-eating, while morning workouts are great for those days you need a little extra brain power.
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