Have you ever wondered what time of day is the perfect time to run? Whenever you choose to run, making it a regular habit is the most important part of scheduling your workouts.
Benefits: A run in the morning is a great way to start the day. Running in the morning can help you give your body a healthy dose of oxygen since your metabolism will be pushed to burn more calories.
The higher oxygen amount in the morning air makes you better and easier breathe, particularly in the summertime. Moreover, it’s also easier to run when it’s still cool in comparison to the midday heat.
Drawbacks: Running in the morning can make you feel harder than other times of the day since muscles are stiffer and energy and body temperature are at their lowest in the morning. This means that you may feel like you are working harder than if you run later in the day. Moreover, early morning runs take commitment to stick to since it’s much easier to hit the snooze button.
Benefits: Noon has the best conditions for a high-intensity run.
A noon running is a perfect way to put some energy back into your day so that you will be able to finish the day with more focus. A study by the University of Illinois found that a short aerobic workout boosted brainpower.
Drawbacks: You don’t have much time during the lunch hour, so you have to be efficient and plan ahead by packing your gym clothes as well as nutrition needs in advanced. You may not be able to get in long runs during this time.
Benefits: An evening running is a good way to relax. Studies showed that lung function can be about 6% better in the late afternoon, meaning that you’ll be able to run faster at this time since the body’s temperature is at its optimum level for a workout, cortisol and thyrotropin hormones aiding in energy metabolism are also at their highest levels in the evening.Drawbacks: Running in the evening may make you have to face the daunting struggle of getting in a workout after a long working day.