(Closed) Fitness Bees – does it matter when you work out?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: When do you work out?
    In the wee hours of the morning before work : (10 votes)
    15 %
    At lunch : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Right after work : (25 votes)
    37 %
    Later in the evening (after dinner/family obligations) : (13 votes)
    19 %
    During the day (I don't work, or I am in school, or I have a flexible schedule) : (13 votes)
    19 %
    Only on weekends : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I don't work out : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The downside to working out late is that you potentially keep yourself up later by putting endorphins into your system right before bedtime. If you regularly work out, though, there isn’t really a concrete “best” time…….it depends on each indivdual. If yu can manage to work out before bed and still be sleeping ok, then go for it!

    Post # 4
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    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I used to work out late when I was in school, and it was fine for me. I just had to make sure to tire myself out enough that I would fall asleep right away

    Post # 5
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    They say working out in the morning is best, as its supposed to jump start your metabolism. Either way though you are working out, its definitely going to be beneficial!

     

    When I lived closer to work I would get up early and run in Central Park before work and shower at the gym in my office building, I loooooved it. Everything was done before 9am. Now I’m a bit further out and have confined myself to the gym on a treadmill at lunch…not nearly as great. The only plus is getting more sleep, but I miss being outside. On the weekends I tend to run around 10am, earlier in the summer to beat the heat.

     

     

    Post # 6
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I put later in the evening just because I get home from work later, but I do do it right after work…I usually workout from like 8-9, shower and eat dinner from 9-10, sleep at midnight. I am NOT a morning person, and if I had to wake up early to workout, I just wouldn’t ever workout, lol. I have no trouble sleeping, I find working out, if I go hard enough, gets me exhausted, I’ve personally never felt the endorphins from it (maybe halfway through the workout…but then I keep going and by the time I’m done, I’m just tired!), the few times I’ve tried working out in the morning, I was hardly able to make it through work without falling asleep!

    Post # 7
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It doesn’t matter as long as you ARE working out.

    I work out after work, usually around 5:30 before dinner. I don’t get a “high” or an endorphin boost from working out (I usually complain the whole time and then lay down, haha). Saturdays I usually get up early and work out before I shower.

    Post # 9
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @BoxerLady:  Complaining about it makes me feel better lol.

    Post # 10
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    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I usually work out at night mainly because I work 11 to 8pm every day of the week and I’m just not a morning person at all. I’ll come home around 8:30 and I will usually eat something around 9/9:30 and then work out from 11 to 12. As long as I don’t eat 3 hours before bedtime I’m good. It works for me and I’m usually so tired after my workout that I fall right to sleep and I sleep so good!

    Post # 11
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    3825 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @BoxerLady:  The only drawback to working out late at night is the fact that it can cause insomnia or difficulty falling asleep. But if it works for you, then go for it. 

    I work out right after work (5pm – 7pm). I have worked out early in the morning (5:30 a.m.) and gone outside for a run around lunchtime (4-7 miles). 

    Post # 12
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think it matters as long as you are working out.  I work out after work (before dinner).  I’m trying really hard to make it routine to work out BEFORE work because I love the energy boost it gives.  Now that the weather is turning nicer, I’m hoping it’ll get easier to get out of bed at 6 am and lace up my running shoes.

    Post # 13
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    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I work out late because that’s when the classes that I attend are on. I don’t have any problems sleeping (I usually finish class around 8 or 9pm and go to bed at 11pm).

    Post # 14
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    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I work out later at night (around 7 or 8) for two reasons. 1. If I work out in the morning I starve all day for some reason, there is just no amount of food that can keep me full for more than an hour. 2. The whole wake up and work out on an empty stomach that has been empty for 7+ hours makes me want to throw up and makes me super super super dizzy

    Post # 15
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    5243 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @BoxerLady:  I workout after work everyday during the week. I finish work later at 6pm but I still make my way to the gym right after. There is no way I’m waking up early to hit the gym!!! I sit at a desk all day at my job so I like getting some physical activity in once I’m done work. I really dont think it matters the time of day you workout as long as you are working out!!!!!

    Post # 16
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    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I work out late because I am not a morning person and if I workout in the AM I am really bad about giving myself a free pass to eat like crap all day or have a few drinks at night.

    I also dont have any problems going to sleep, and actually find I sleep better on the nights that I workout.

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