Looking for a pick-me-up? Fitting in an afternoon workout just may do it. If improving your happiness and well-being is on top of your list, this tactic may be just the thing you need.
What is the best time of the day to exercise?
Researchers asked this question a lot. So do people who want to work out! Some reasons that evening exercise may be better for you are as follows:
It’s a popular time to work out.
If you’re someone who needs a friend to hold you to your workout schedule, the afternoon is a perfect time to exercise. Go for a walk, hike, or run with a friend. Catch up and feel good that you got your workout in, and you’re keeping yourself healthy.
You can avoid injuries.
If you don’t feel quite on top of things when you first roll out of bed, you’re not alone. Working out in the afternoon, when your mind is more awake, helps you avoid trips, slips, and falls that can happen when you’re sleepy and not completely paying attention.
You need a break to recharge your mind.
Afternoon slump, anyone? By the afternoon, stress from the day may be catching up to you, or your motivation and brainpower could be running low. A workout is a perfect thing to rev yourself up for the rest of your afternoon and evening. A clear mind is a happy mind.
You can enjoy the sun.
As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, you can treat yourself to more sun when you choose an afternoon workout. The rays can help build your Vitamin D levels, and make your mood more cheery.
Set a schedule and stick to it
The best way to stick to your workouts—and improving your happiness and well-being—is by scheduling your time just like you would any meeting or appointment. Understand that exercise is time you carve out for yourself, and it’s important for a happy and fulfilled life.