This is the best time of day to exercise, backed by science

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Finding time to exercise is really a challenge for many people. Exercise is important, but everyone also has lives with jobs, families, significant others, friends, household duties, errands and, you know, the need for rest and sleep.

Where does exercise fit in, then? Is it better to wake up at the crack of dawn (or earlier) to squeeze in a sweat session, or should you push yourself to extend your long day another 30 to 60 minutes?

Both morning and evening exercise have health benefits and potential pitfalls, but for most people, the right time to exercise is not about how many calories you burn or how much weight you lift — it’s more about how you feel when exercising and how exercise fits into your daily schedule.

The best time to exercise is whenever you can

Let’s get this out of the way first: The best time to work out is whenever you can. We don’t all have schedules that allow for a 90-minute workout, green smoothies with collagen and a 20-minute session with a Theragun, unfortunately.

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