Morning Or Evening Walk How To Decide Which Is Best For You

Which Is Best, A Morning or Evening Walk?

Morning or Evening Walk
Morning or Evening Walk
One of the most enjoyable and simple forms of exercise is walking. There are numerous mental and physical health advantages to this type of exercise. It is not only truly beneficial to our overall health but also simple to perform. It can be done at anytime, anywhere, and does not require any special skills or equipment.

Regarding time, is there a particular time of day that is ideal for a walk? There isn't a straightforward answer. The best time to walk may vary depending on each person's availability, needs, and preferences. Some individuals choose to exercise later in the evening after finishing work, while others prefer to exercise early in the morning.

You can find benefits of walking in my previous blog "Proven Benefits Why Walking Is Good For Body And Mind". 

The advantages and disadvantages of exercising in the morning and evening will be discussed in this article.

Advantages of Walking in the Morning: 

The following are the advantages of walking in the morning:
  • If you're the kind of person who usually gets up pretty early, it's easy to fit in a morning workout. Walking in the morning in the summer will be cooler because the sun has not yet fully risen, so you will feel more refreshed.
  • A morning walk can help you feel less stressed, get rid of negative thoughts, and be more productive throughout the day because there is less pollution in the air at this time of day. 
  • The dawning of a new day is truly one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see and evokes feelings of new beginnings. Listening to the morning birdsong is another thing that can sound like music to your ears when the birds wake up and call to each other.
  • Studies show that morning exercise like morning walk can help you lose weight independent of daily activities and avoid putting on those extra pounds.
  • Even though it will be several hours before you go to bed, walking in the morning will help you fall asleep more easily, giving you the energy you need to get going again in the morning.
  • The air you breathe will be the cleanest for the day because pollution levels are at their lowest. Your organs will benefit from the fresh air moving through your bloodstream, preparing you for a productive day, particularly in terms of energy.
As you can see, walking in the morning has many advantages. Naturally, there are downsides as well. Let's look at it.

Disadvantages of Walking in the Morning:

  • If you have to get ready for work in the morning, you might not have time to walk as far or for as long as you would like.
  • Because your body temperature drops in the morning, you won't feel as energetic as you do during other times of the day. It will take you longer to warm them up so that you can perform at their best.
  • The first thing in the morning can cause your body to feel rather stiff. Because your muscles are colder and stiffer, it's important to warm up and stretch. You will avoid injuries and properly prepare your body for a brisk walk or jog in this manner.
  • It will be dark and cold in the winter, so you will need to be very self-disciplined to get out of bed early.

Advantages of Walking in the Evening:

If you don't like to get up early or if you're pretty busy in the beginning of the day, walking in the evening might be just right for you. 

The following are the advantages of walking in the evening:
  • After working all day, your muscles are all warmed up and ready to go. However, remembering to stretch those muscles is always beneficial.
  • You can take a walk in the evening and see a beautiful sunset, which can be just as satisfactory as a morning sunrise.
  • After a long day at work, going for a walk in the evening can help you wind down and get ready for bed. You can lower your stress levels, which will make it easier for you to relax and get a good night's sleep.
  • You burn more calories during the day than you do in the morning, which can help you achieve your weight loss goals. An evening walk can help your digestive system work to burn off calories if you overindulged in them during the day.
  • Exercise at night can help you control your blood sugar levels, according to research.
  • A post-dinner walk has been shown to speed up your digestion, according to studies.
  • After a long day, going for a walk in the evening is a great way to unwind and relax. You can clear your mind and spend quality time with your family while taking a 30-minute walk.
  • Exercise later in the day does not disrupt your sleep, contrary to popular belief. Taking a walk later in the day will help you relax and get a better night's sleep. Just make sure you don't go to bed right away after your workout to give your body time to relax.
  • There is a lower chance of injury because your muscles are significantly warmer and more flexible.
  • Going for an evening walk will help your spine and muscles get back into place by reducing tension if you've been hunched over a computer all day.
There are many advantages to exercising in the evening. Naturally, there are also some drawbacks.

Disadvantages of Walking in the Evening:

  • Security concerns. Walking by yourself at night is not as safe as walking in the early morning. You might find that you are walking in the dark, especially in the winter but also in the spring and autumn, which raises additional safety concerns that you might want to think about.
  • With a day's worth of cars, trucks, and motorcycles traveling the entire day, pollution levels are at their highest point. At this time of day, air pollution typically reaches its highest point. As a result, breathing in various toxic pollutants during exercise may be harmful, particularly to your cardiovascular health.
  • Before going for a walk, you will need to wait a couple of hours if you have eaten a substantial dinner. A lighter meal, on the other hand, can shorten that amount of time.
  • Alternately, you could take a walk as soon as you get home, but doing so will delay eating. which might not give you enough time to properly digest before going to sleep.

Figuring out what works best for you

The most important thing to consider when deciding whether a morning or evening walk is right for you is how it works with your lifestyle. After reading these benefits and drawbacks, you can't just decide to walk in the morning if it doesn't fit your schedule.

For instance, you may have a high-powered job that requires commuting, but you are expected to arrive early because you must complete tasks before other employees arrive. You therefore finish on time. Since it would be nearly impossible for you to fit in a morning walk as well, you should start walking in the evening.

Alternately, you could work locally and not be required to start until nine o'clock. However, you might have to work extra hours or hang out with your coworkers after work. The fact that you are unable to commit to a walk after work with confidence and that if you get up a little earlier, you can easily fit in a walk in the morning makes the choice easy, even though you do not have a long distance to travel home.

Whether you take a morning or evening walk, you should pick the option that works best for you and you can stick with on a regular basis.

The Bottom Line 

Whether you should go for a morning or evening walk is up to you, but many people prefer to go for a morning walk. Is it possible to fit a morning walk into your schedule? Or perhaps your work schedule dictates that you actually benefit more from evening walks. Choose the one that fits your needs, schedule, and way of life the best. If you like to get up early and have the time, don't be afraid to take a 30-minute walk. In contrast, if you prefer to stay up late, take a walk later in the evening.

The most important thing is to incorporate those 30 minutes of exercise into your daily routine at any time. Developing and maintaining such a healthy routine will only improve one's health and quality of life.

Always Keep an Eye on Your Progress It doesn't matter if you walk in the morning or at night; keeping track of your physical activity is a great idea. Instead of overestimating or underestimating your performance, you will have a clear picture of how much you are actually moving. In addition, keeping track of your activities will give you the opportunity to establish a precise fitness objective for yourself, track your progress, and find the motivation you need to achieve and even exceed your goal.

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  1. Masha allah very good keep it up .

  2. Afternoon walks work best for me. It's a good time to get out with my granddaughter. Walking is and has always been my favorite way to exercise. I find it good for my mental and emotional health.

  3. I am thinking of introducing afternoon/evening walks with my husband as I think that better fits our schedule a bit; thanks for the info here it has helped me think about what might be best!

  4. Excellent post with some really interesting points made. I think I'm more of a morning walker, but I also find it beneficial after work in order to unwind.

  5. These are some very good points! I personally prefer a morning or afternoon walk during the winter. During the spring or summer, I might favour evening walks when it stays light for longer and the weather is warm.

  6. My husband and I go for a walk every late afternoon. It just fits better into our schedule.

  7. Walking is so therapeutic as well as good for your body generally.

  8. For me it is better to walk in the morning but this is also the time when I get most work done. So I usually take afternoon walks.

  9. Currently, I do morning walks because I enjoy waking up early, seeing the sunrise and enjoying the fresh air. A nice evening walk is great to and help me distress after as stressful work day or week.

  10. I prefer evening walks though. Nice post.

  11. This was such a good read. I agree about the security concerns with walking at night, unless you walk with someone else, it's definitely not safe. I prefer to take walks in the morning or the afternoon x

    Lucy Mary

  12. Some good things to consider. Generally, I prefer to get all my exercise done in the morning although in the Summer when the nights are light and it's still warm out, I do love an evening walk too.

  13. I prefer exercising in the morning since I get up early but sometimes, I work out in the afternoon.

  14. This is a super helpful post! There are a lot of things I hadn't considered and I definitely think this is helpful for anyone because you outlined all the benefits. I like that you broke it down into pros and cons of each. I like to exercise before dinner as it's kind of a nice transition before my evening work. Great post!


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