Best Time To Exercise
To arrive at this conclusion researchers from Brown Alpert Medical School followed 375 adults who lost weight and managed to keep it off. The study found that a consistent routine schedule was key to achieving higher levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity among the participants. This remained true regardless of the actual time of day they worked out (although morning was the most common time among them). Study leader Dale Bond, Ph.D., said the findings warrant more research to determine whether promoting consistent timing can help people develop and sustain good exercise habits. Also on the agenda: research to determine if there’s an optimal time of day for people who don’t work out to develop good exercise habits.
Dale S. Bond et al, “Relationship of Consistency in Timing of Exercise Performance and Exercise Levels Among Successful Weight Loss Maintainers.” July 3, Obesity, 2019; DOI: 10.1002/oby.22535
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