Exercise May Have Different Effect In The Morning And Evening

Finding the time to exercise can be challenging, and it turns out the effects of exercise may differ depending on the time of day it is performed. When looking at mice, they found exercise performed in the morning results in an increased metabolic response in skeletal muscle, while exercise later in the day increases energy expenditure for an extended period of time. Researchers still won’t say if exercising at one time is better than exercising at the other, noting “At this point, we can only conclude that the effects of the two appear to differ, and we certainly have more work to determine the potential mechanisms for the beneficial effects of exercise and training performed at these two time-points. We are eager to extend these studies to identify if timed exercise can be used as a treatment strategy for people with metabolic diseases.” (EurekAlert!

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