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What time of day Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8932 posts
29th Sep '12

Is best to workout? I workout in the morning, I can stick to that, then its out of the way for the day. But ive herd theres research that says morning excercise increases ris of heart attack, is less efficient, and its better to workout in the afternoon. I cannot do it in the afternoon, I have all day to talk myself out of it and I just obsess about it all day till I get it over and done with. After reading that its bad in the morning, is it even worth working out?

Kristin B. +down.45+ 1 child; Montgomery, Alabama 2032 posts
29th Sep '12

I'd imagine it's better than not doing it at all. :)

Carters mama <3 Due February 19; 1 child; Portland, Oregon 4817 posts
29th Sep '12

Yeah, I heard the same thing about working out at night. :roll: Working out at any time of the day is just fine.

Mrs cree Due November 23; 33 kids; Ontario 1907 posts
29th Sep '12

Well most heart attacks occur in the morning hours after waking up due to rise in blood pressure anyway if you workout late in the evening you can't sleep it's better to workout than not too

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8932 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Mrs cree:" Well most heart attacks occur in the morning hours after waking up due to rise in blood pressure anyway if you workout late in the evening you can't sleep it's better to workout than not too"

Yeah, any kind of exercise at night just hypes me up, I have enough trouble sleeping as it is!

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
29th Sep '12

If you're going to work out at night, do it at least 4 hours before you go to bed (if you have sleep issues). Exercise is a stimulant and will keep you awake:



http://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/sleep/basics/how-to-fall-asleep1.htm



Some studies suggest that morning is most ideal for weight loss "We now think that if you fast in the morning, the body is voraciously burning up fat, so that when you exercise after that it continues to use fat. So exercise in the morning is the optimal time to lose fat," says Associate Professor Boutcher.



But really, I think any time of day works as long as you're exercising!

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8932 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Idlehands:" If you're going to work out at night, do it at least 4 hours before you go to bed (if you have sleep ... [snip!] ... to lose fat," says Associate Professor Boutcher. But really, I think any time of day works as long as you're exercising! "

Thanks! Id just hate to think that my efforts in the morning were being wasted

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Marbles.:" Thanks! Id just hate to think that my efforts in the morning were being wasted"


No worries :D



If anything, I would think it would be more beneficial since you burn calories long after you finish exercising. That in conjunction with a healthy, nutritious breakfast to kick start your metabolism would be an ideal mix for weight loss.

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8932 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Idlehands:" No worries :D If anything, I would think it would be more beneficial since you burn calories long ... [snip!] ... That in conjunction with a healthy, nutritious breakfast to kick start your metabolism would be an ideal mix for weight loss. "

Hmm, I have a small bowl of cereal half an hour before working out, if I dont eat as soon as I wake up I get low blood sugars and feel super dizzy :(

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Marbles.:" Hmm, I have a small bowl of cereal half an hour before working out, if I dont eat as soon as I wake up I get low blood sugars and feel super dizzy :("


No, that's good! Eating first thing breaks the fast and is good for your body. As long as the cereal isn't high in sugars, you're fine!



Sorry I meant exercising in the morning is a good thing, combined with eating a healthy breakfast, it's probably dynamite!

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8932 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Idlehands:" No, that's good! Eating first thing breaks the fast and is good for your body. As long as the cereal ... [snip!] ... Sorry I meant exercising in the morning is a good thing, combined with eating a healthy breakfast, it's probably dynamite! "

Thank you for the info, I love how knowlegable(sp?) BG ladies are :)

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Marbles.:" Thank you for the info, I love how knowlegable(sp?) BG ladies are :)"


LOL, no worries. I only know some things about weight loss because I am in the process of trying to lose weight myself! Just lost 3 kilos :). Sorry to bomb your thread

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8932 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Idlehands:" LOL, no worries. I only know some things about weight loss because I am in the process of trying to lose weight myself! Just lost 3 kilos :). Sorry to bomb your thread"

No, im just glad I got replys! Go you! I dont know how much ive lost but ive been doing the 30 day shred for a few days, im just hoping my yucky post partum belly looks better at the end of it!

Idlehands 2 kids; Perth, Australia 6121 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Marbles.:" No, im just glad I got replys! Go you! I dont know how much ive lost but ive been doing the 30 day shred for a few days, im just hoping my yucky post partum belly looks better at the end of it!"


Thanks, let's hope I can keep it off :P



I have an awful habit of rewarding myself with food :oops:



Good luck, I'm sure you can do it! 30 day shred is great, I have not made it past the first week yet :D

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8932 posts
29th Sep '12
Quoting Idlehands:" Thanks, let's hope I can keep it off :P I have an awful habit of rewarding myself with food :oops: ... [snip!] ... with food :oops: Good luck, I'm sure you can do it! 30 day shred is great, I have not made it past the first week yet :D"

So do I! SO knows im trying to lose weight, so he goes bakes a cake, grr. He knows I cant have junkfood in the house because I have no will power, luckily ive only had one piece and he's almost eaten the rest lol