Best selling author Daniel Pink in his latest book, "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing", notes the best time of the day to exercise.
He says the science is pretty clear...but it depends on your goal.
You are better off exercising in the morning if...
- You want to lose weight
- You want to stick to a routine
- You want a longer mood boost
You are better off exercising in the late afternoon or evening if...
- You want to avoid injury
- You want to enjoy your workout a little more
- You want to improve your performance
From my own experience with clients, I've definitely seen that those who workout first thing in the morning (5:45 am - 6:30 am) seem to attend more consistently.
For those in my evening classes, working late, traffic, after work parties at the bar, seem to throw off many from keeping to a consistent program.
And when it comes to fat loss, it's those who put in the consistent work day after day, who see results.
Ultimately you have to make it happen. Cultivate the discipline, and execute.