Making time for regular workouts in your already jammed schedule can take some serious effort. And as it turns out, the time of day you pick for a sweat session can influence your overall success. By avoiding the worst times of day to go to the gym for your health, meeting those fitness goals might be easier than ever.
To be clear, though, the best time of day to work out varies tremendously from person to person. It would be great if some study could just tell everybody that 7:15 a.m. is the best time for any human to exercise, but the reality is more subtle and individualized. For many people, workout times are more determined by schedules and body clocks, and that's OK. "Most of all, find a time that helps you make your exercise a regular, consistent part of your life," said Aldana, a professor of lifestyle medicine at Brigham Young University, in WebMD. "This is more important than the time of day."
That said, there's probably an ideal workout time for you each day. By considering your schedule, sleep habits, and workout preferences, it's easy to figure out the best (and worst) times of day to hit the gym.