Experts recommend to get at least 150 minutes of exercise every week. This means you should exercise for at least half an hour for five days in a week. Working out counteracts the harmful effects of excessive sitting. It boosts blood circulation and improves your heart health.
Physical activity flushes out toxins from the body in the form of sweat. It also keeps you fit and improves your mental capabilities. Moreover, it keeps your bones and muscles strong. And it prevents a number of ailments as well.
When it comes to weight loss, a lot of factors about how you exercise count. A study by the Researchers at Queens University conducted in 2013 found that how long you exercise matters more than how often you do. However, it is not just how much you exercise that matters. Did you know that the time you work out at also plays a significant role?
Research shows that exercising early in the morning is effective for weight loss. On the flip side, a 2012 study involving soccer players found that exercising late in the afternoon helps you get stronger and more flexible. Exercising immediately after waking up improves your sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
A latest study also shows that exercising early in the morning can help lose weight. This report has also found setting a consistent time of exercising assists with weight maintenance.
What Did The Research Reveal?
A new study has found that the time you exercise plays a crucial role in maintaining weight loss. The research had 375 adult participants who had maintained their lost weight and engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. It was noted that most of them consistently exercised at the same time of the day. Early in the morning was the most common time for exercising among these individuals.
The Obesity journal reported this research. The study also found those who maintain consistency in the time of the day they exercise also enables them to exercise more. This is true regardless of the time one exercises be it morning, afternoon or evening.
What Did The Authors Say?
The senior author of the study, Dale Bond said, “Our findings warrant future experimental research to determine whether promoting consistency in the time of day that planned and structured physical activity is performed can help individuals achieve and sustain higher levels of physical activity.”
He also added that it was important to find if exercising at a particular time could make people who have low physical activity levels initially, develop good exercises habits.
If you want to shed off some pounds and keep your new fit physique maintained, try exercising at the same time every day. A new study supports this and also says that early in the morning is the best time to work out for losing weight. Keeping in view the many health benefits that accompany physical activity, it is necessary to make it a part of your routine.