If you’re hoping to lose weight, the best time to workout is early in the morning, a new study suggests.
The study, published in the journal Obesity, found that moderate to vigorous exercise between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. is the most opportune time for losing weight.
Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire discovered that activity and weight reduction were highest in the morning.
This is exciting new research that is consistent with a common tip for meeting exercise goals — that is, schedule exercise in the morning before emails, phone calls or meetings that might distract you.
Previous studies have examined the impacts of frequency, intensity, and duration of exercise, but researchers wanted to know whether time of day affects physical activity.
Researchers sought to see whether the Physical exercise Guidelines for Americans' 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical exercise per week had the same effect on weight loss at whatever time of day.
Findings suggest that the diurnal pattern of moderate to vigorous physical activity could be another important dimension to describe the complexity of human movement.
A self-reported dietary recall showed that AM group participants ate better and consumed less calories per unit of body weight.
People who exercise regularly in the morning may have more predictable schedules, such as being less likely to be shift workers or have caregiving responsibilities that prevent morning exercise