When’s the best time to exercise, so you lose weight and improve performance? Even if studies have already determined the best time to exercise (morning), it is still important to consider the effects of timing on overall health, moods, fitness/weight-control goals and daily schedule, so you can sustain your physical activity.
Sleep and exercise performance
Exercising in the morning can help you burn more calories during, after and throughout the day, but if you lack sleep, it might just add more stress and even stimulate your appetite.
Always keep in mind that rest is a major component of physical wellness. The right quality and amount of sleep should be prioritized so you can maximize your workout, improve strength and endurance, and build more muscles.
Whenever I lack sleep, I don’t push myself to work out just to comply with my exercise schedule. Exercising with less than six hours of sleep causes too much physical and mental stress. Imagine the effects of sleeping for only four hours just to catch the morning run at 4 a.m. Aside from lack of energy, lack of sleep will affect your performance at work and at home.