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What is the best time of day to exercise?

Feb 6, 2024   •   
What is the best time of day to exercise?

We explore the best time in the day to exercise

Embarking on a health and fitness journey as a busy mum can be challenging. With the juggle of life, family and all the responsibilities, finding the most effective and efficient strategies becomes crucial. A frequently asked question in this pursuit is, “When’s the most effective and impactful time in the day to exercise?” 

Rise and Shine or Sleep In?

Should you wake up super early for a quiet workout before the day starts? This sounds great in theory — a quiet house, the freshness of a new day. But what if your kids are early risers or your sleep was compromised the night before? Does the magic of the early morning still hold?

Lunch Break or Nap Time?

Is the lunch break your golden hour? A quick workout followed by a nourishing meal, perhaps during your little one’s nap time or your lunch break at work. But what if your break isn’t long enough, or your child’s nap is more of a power nap?

Best time of day to exercise

After Work or Family Time?

Is the late afternoon or evening better? Post-work or when your partner takes over kids duty. But what if bedtime routines need you, or your other-half has a late work schedule?

So, is there a magical time for optimal results?

Cracking the Code

Research from Brown Alpert Medical School in the U.S. sheds light on this query. In a 2019 study involving 375 participants, scientists discovered a compelling truth: the specific hour doesn’t matter as much as consistency. Whether you exercise at sunrise, midday, or dusk, the key is doing it consistently at the same time every day.

The best time of day to exercise is……..Staying Consistent

As a busy mom, finding a consistent time is the real trick. Whether it’s a quiet morning, a short break at lunch, or a calm evening, what matters is making it a routine.

In the big picture of mum life, let consistency be your guide. Pick a time that syncs with your routine and stick to it. Whether it’s early yoga, a midday power walk, or an evening strength session, your commitment to consistency will help you balance your fitness journey with mom duties.

So, dear mums, the perfect time is the time that works for you — consistently.

Magdalena Hawley runs Mums Going Strong Fitness in New South Wales, . Learn more about Magdalena and Book your Trial today.

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