Getting up before the sun rises to go for a run, sounds, as the British would say, completely mental. After all, who would choose that over staying in bed all cozy and sleepy?
However, it’s easy to feel guilty after hearing about how your colleagues wake up at 5 am and make the most out of their morning.
But worry not; according to a new study, you can now press that snooze button with all your might as it turns out it’s better to stay sleeping.
Most people think of exercising in the morning as a healthy thing, especially all the early birds showing off how great they feel and how much happier they are since they started getting up before sunrise to go to the gym.
However, according to most studies, it is better to exercise in the evening.
Went through 70 different studies
After carefully going through 70 studies comparing morning and evening workouts, researchers found that the time of day doesn’t play a significant role in the training.
So if you are trying to decide on a time to exercise, the afternoon is the better choice.
If you exercise early in the morning, you risk suffering insomnia, which has opposite effects compared to exercise.
It is better to sleep in
Of course, the ones at risk are those night owls forcing themselves to wake up with too little sleep. This can affect their coordination and endurance, significantly increasing the risk of injury.
Besides, sleeping too little affects the hormones in our body, which means fewer calories burned.
However, the most important thing about exercise is that it makes you healthier, no matter when it happens, as long as it does.
A detail worth noting is that it is better to exercise at the same time every day so the body gets used to it and can prepare accordingly.
Excellent, now you sleep in without having to feel guilty! So hit that SHARE button below so your friends can see this too!