Patients are often asking me what is the best time-of-day to exercise. Timing can affect flexibility, energy level, and efficiency. Here is a list of my suggestions:
- A convenient time to increase the likelihood of showing up.
- Whenever you are feeling energetic
- Early in the day to minimize missed work-outs
- One to two hours following a light meal, thereby fueling your workout
Most importantly, try to achieve a balance of quantity, quality, and consistency. And remember, any exercise is better than no exercise.