The age old question, when is the best time of day to workout? With our busy schedules it's hard to even find time to workout for some people.
I will get into more detail below but I have to say, what works best for you and your schedule should be the top priority. Play around and see. Are you an early riser and can wake up a little earlier? Then do it first thing in the morning before you jump in the shower and head off to work.
Can you workout over lunch? This might be your best option if you have activities at night and get get moving in the morning. After work is also a lot of people's option of time of day to workout. If you are a stay at home mom with little ones your best bet might be to squeeze in workouts when the littles are napping. Unless you ask your spouse to watch them in the evening or early morning.
Benefits for early morning workouts:
Morning workouts are ideal for burning fat and losing weight. Morning workouts also get your endorphins going first thing in the morning and you know you accomplished something already before your day even starts.
Benefits for afternoon workouts:
Afternoon workouts may give your performance a boost, since you'll have eaten a meal or two by the afternoon.
Benefits for evening workouts:
An evening workout uses less oxygen, making workouts more efficient and improves athletic performance. However, don't exercise too late at night. Exercising late at night may interfere with sleep as it tends to energize us and enhances alertness.
According to science the best time to workout is between 2:00pm-6:00pm because your body temperature is at its highest.
So to conclude, exercising at any time of day has health benefits. For most people working out isn't about how many calories you burn, it's about how you feel when you are working out and how exercise fits into your daily schedule. What really matters is that you find a time of day that works for you and fits into your schedule.