Is there a best time of day to exercise? In 2019, researchers looked at exercising in the morning versus the afternoon in men with Type 2 diabetes.
–Results: a short, high intensity workout in the afternoon improved blood sugar control. The same workout in the morning actually caused blood sugar levels to spike.
In a new study, researchers looked at the timing of exercise in men at risk for Type 2 diabetes. All participants rode a stationary bicycle 3 times a week, for twelve weeks, following an identical workout but at different times of the day
–Results: the men who exercised between 3 and 6PM had better insulin sensitivity, better blood sugar levels, and lost more fat than the morning riders (exercising between 8 and 10AM)
The researchers concluded that afternoon exercise may help metabolize food consumed later in the day, faster
But –exercise at any time of day is still better than no exercise at all!
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