/ 02 June 2021

Nighttime is the right time

We all have that mate who is evangelical about the benefits of their early morning run, but a new Aussie study flips that idea on its head. Following a group of 24 overweight, stationary men eating high-fat diets, researchers found that those who exercised later in the day had better health outcomes than those who got physical in the morning. After 5 workouts, late-day exercisers showed lower cholesterol levels and better blood-sugar control. But the study warned against concluding morning exercise isn’t beneficial. “I know people know this, but any exercise is better than not exercising,” lead researcher Dr Trine Moholdt said. Sounds like a good excuse to walk to the pizza shop rather than get home delivery…

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