Yourwellness Magazine Investigates Best Time of Day for Exercise

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With a new morning exercise programme becoming a success in the Medford School District, Yourwellness Magazine investigated the best time of day to exercise.

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After receiving a new state grant in September, Children in the Medford School District are benefiting from a morning exercise programme, The Mail Tribune reported November 4th. According to the article, “Ruch Elementary's schoolwide morning workout is a rousing success,” students at Ruch Elementary School exercise before class Wednesday morning in the gymnasium. Ruch Elementary School principal Julie Hill commented, ‘I've read research that says when you start the day moving and breathing, it's just a benefit for everybody. Plus the fact that we're a community school, it's a great way to meet in the morning and say “good morning.”’ (

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine compared the pros and cons of morning exercise to exercising in the evening. Yourwellness Magazine noted, "Everyone has their own fitness regime; some people are up and running by 5.30am while others prefer to end their day that way. But which time of day is best for weight loss and general fitness?" (

Yourwellness Magazine explained that some of the pros of working out in the morning are that the metabolism will be off to a flying start for burning extra calories all day long, depleted glycogen stores will encourage the body to burn more fat for energy and the endorphin boost will help to stimulate exercisers and cheer them up for the whole day. However, Yourwellness Magazine pointed out that morning exercise can also force people to exercise when energy levels are low and cause injuries due to working out with cold, stiff muscles. Yourwellness Magazine asserted that working out in the afternoon reduces the chances of overeating at lunch and dinner, but the time limits of a daily routine may not allow for a full workout. Yourwellness Magazine added that working out in the evening enables relaxation and a better night’s sleep, but if exercisers find a good workout to be invigorating, it may make sleeping more difficult.

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