Everything in life is about timing. We avoid drinking coffee too late in the day so as not to mess with our sleep; we leave our apartments at a specific time of day so we can catch the train on time; we avoid eating a big meal before exercising to ensure a speedy, productive workout session.
So it makes sense that as a fitness coach, I am often asked the following question: When is the best time of day to work out? Some people seem to bounce right out of bed in the morning, while others press the snooze button 25 times before deciding to get out of bed. Getting a root canal without anesthesia would seem more appealing than working out in the morning for that particular group of people.
So, is working out in the morning better than working out at night? Well, it depends on whom you ask—but in my professional opinion, you will personally reap more benefits with a workout first thing in the morning. Here are my top reasons why: