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Discussion in 'Fitness' started by Marie83, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Marie83

    Marie83 New Member

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    Do you prefer do work out in the morning or at night before bed. I like to walk in the morning and do yoga at night time. For me doing yoga at night helps me relax and sleep better. It also helps me calm down when I have had a crazy day. It's harder for me to get out in the early morning to go to the gym since I am a Mom. Any suggestions on how to make early morning workouts enjoyable that is worth getting up for before I start my day? I set my alarm and by the time I get done with shutting the alarm off, I am right back to bed and lose out on doing any kind of workout at all. Late at night workouts help a little bit but only have time for a few to do. I see a lot of people running in the morning and I used to run until I had my first son. I would like to get back into that again. I should not make it into a big chore but yet I do and the motivation is not there. What are your routines?
     
  2. Olaf

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    I always try to workout in the morning after a healthy breakfast and a goodnight sleep. This way I will be able to handle all the natural requests my job demands of me. The motivation for a healthy lifestyle choice is another benefit of an early morning workout.

    Knowing I'm planning on hitting the gym first thing in the morning, I will be more likely to want to go to sleep earlier which is also better for my health.
     
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    I think everyone has a different schedule and what works for one may not necessarily work for all. The early morning tends to be the most suitable for me and works best. If I should wait until the afternoon or evening I find there is no motivation. As soon as I wake up I do yoga and go right into meditation for about 30 minutes. This sets the mood for the day and gives me the needed motivation for the tasks ahead.
     
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    Working out early in the morning is great if you want to start your day in a refreshing way. Of course, not everyone can affort to do so, because alot of people start work soon after they wake up, but if you have the free time you should definitely try it. Working out, taking a shower and having a breakfast is one of the best parts of the day for me. Exercising in the morning grants a lot of health benefits such as improving your physical and mental energy or developing strong self-discipline.
     
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    I personally find that a morning workout is a good way to get motivated for the day. If I wait until afternoon, I notice that I am less likely to commit to actually doing it. It is more about preference though!
     
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    Good for you because for me, waking up early in the morning to hit the gym is hard to achieve it makes me tired all the time. I always prefer afternoon work out, my muscle is already warm up during working hours and it's easy for me to do some warm ups. During afternoon work out, I can feel my sweat is already dripping even for 10 minutes doing set ups. Having more sweat keeps me on going and fit all the time. Exercise is very important to our body and contributes a lot of benefits, that is why I never missed my daily routine.
     
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    I like both depending on my availability. If I have time in the morning then, I go for it. If my free time is in the evening, then, I do my exercises at night. I usually do a ten-minute exercise, and I plan to jog outside two times a week. I really think that I have to up my exercise since I am gaining weight and I have fats stored in my body. I don't like it, this only means that I have to discipline myself. There are times when I am tired I forgo my exercise but this needs to stop. I am aware of the importance of exercise and maintaining a healthy body so I need to be careful of what I eat and do my exercise routine.
     
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    I usually workout in the morning but i think that's because i'm a morning person, it's just a great way to start your day feeling that you've accomplished something which gives me a motivational and productivity boost but also it makes me eat healthier foods because of the fear that all my hard work wouldn't mean anything if i went around eating all those chocolate bars. Nonetheless, my friends like to workout in the evening they say it's better that way because the gym is less crowded, so i guess it really depends on your prefrences and your availability of course.
     
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    It really depends on your personal choice and current lifestyle. I believe that there are early birds and night owls. Personally, I also prefer to exercise in the morning. Having a workout in the morning is like having a breakfast that boosts my metabolism. I also want to have a good feeling in the morning after a workout as it brightens up my whole day, and leaves a positive perspective throughout the day.
     
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    I prefer morning workout. It starts my day on a good note. And I think it is for most people, it makes you feel more fresh and awake to face the day. Your motivation levels go high and it kinda prepares you to face the days challenges with a smile. However, we are all different, just try switching between the two and you will know which one is the best.
     
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    I prefer to do exersise early morning. This includes moderate workouts such as running ect. However, I always do streneos workouts in the afternoon because that's when the body is absorbing oxygen at its optimal level.
     
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    Preferences here solely relies in your lifestyle, work, hobbies etc,. Of course practically speaking some of you ladies and gentlemen have different things going in your life. Maybe some of you here work in night shifts, some are working 9am - 5pm the typical working hours for us. For me goes on late night workout, i see a cons on working out early in the morning specially when you're working out daily. Working out in early morning may reduce your daytime energy and somehow, maybe, may affect your things that you'll do throughout the day.

    But if you're doing it on your day offs, i can't see nothing wrong with that. I just prefer working out on late nights, because, although daytime consumes your energy, you just have to take a quick 30 mins - 1 hour workout before your wear down. It will stimulate your sleep after doing it, then do some wearing down exercises to set yourself to sleep. This method of mine is proven and gives you a goodnights sleep.
     

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