Exercising at any time of day is important and you’ll have to consider what time best fits your schedule. As exhausted you might be from a long day at work or a long day with the kids, do not – I repeat – do not finish the day sitting on the couch binging on the hit show “Jane The Virgin” (sorry Jane). So here (to motivate you to step-up rather than lie down) are the benefits of working out at night to stay healthy.
Benefits of Working Out at Night:
Avoiding the Scorching Sun:
If running, jogging, walking or bicycle riding outdoors is your cardio must, then doing those activities are best when the sun is going down, down, down. Avoiding heat exhaustion, sunburns and dehydration can be avoided by working out at night.
Take It Out on The Bag:
After a hectic day, you can easily take out your frustrations on a good workout. Punching a beanbag, running or yoga are a few great exercises after a tough day at work, school or with the kids. Exercising helps with moods, stress and depression. So don’t hesitate to turn negative energy to positive.
Studies show that even though working out at night might take you longer to knock-out, you will still sleep longer than someone who doesn’t workout, according to the National Sleep Foundation. So, it’s not when you sleep, it’s how well you sleep that’ll give you a better rest.
Morning workouts are great, but sleeping late is greater (sometimes). Getting some extra Zzzz’s and not having to wake-up early for your morning exercise routine is a bonus to those sleepy-heads that love to sleep-in late.