Many people choose to get their exercise “out of the way” in the morning before work or other activities. But for those who like to catch a few more minutes of sleep in the morning, evening exercise can prove to be a better alternative.
Exercising in the evening will give you more time to devote to the workout instead of feeling rushed to get to work, school or appointments. If you exercise after eating dinner you will find you have more energy to work out and it can even help to prevent snacking before bed.
Gym go-ers will find that exercising later in the evening will give them more space and time with equipment as the gym is less crowded later in the day.
There have been claims that those who exercise later on in the day can have a harder time falling asleep at night. According to New York Times reporter, Anahad O’Connor: “studies have shown that being more physically active can lead to better sleep” at night.
It has actually been proven that a more sedentary lifestyle can negatively affect the time it takes you to fall asleep at night. O’Connor reported “every hour of sedentary activity during the day resulted in an additional three minutes in the time it took to fall asleep at night.”
Instead, those who are more active during the day will not only fall asleep faster, but will sleep longer in the night.
If you are still worried that your late workout will impact your sleep, make your workouts end at least an hour before your bedtime.
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