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You Asked: Should I Exercise in the Morning?


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Hey Fit,
I am not a morning person at all but all my friends keep telling me that I should exercise in the morning to get the most out of it. Should I suck it up and start exercising in the morning?
— Morning Mad Marisa

It's the age-old debate, "When is the best time to exercise?" To find out, just read more.

Sure we can go into all the little details of metabolism and VO2 Max, but let's face it, I'm not a scientist. To me, it's a simple as this: The best time to exercise is a time that you'll actually do it. If you are a not a morning person, then waking up early to work out is probably not going to be in your best interest. Sure, morning workouts could raise your metabolism and keep you consistent because it's done before you even start your day, but you're not going to reap any of these benefits if you're pushing the snooze button instead of the incline button on the treadmill.

I will say that there is nothing wrong with giving it a shot (many folks find that once they start, they prefer working out in the morning). Just take it step-by-step and use my tips for easing into early morning workouts.

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