Neither Morning nor evening, lunch hour (3 PM) is the best. A New Study Reveals Surprising Benefits of Midday Workouts for Improved Health.
In recent years, the importance of physical exercise has been widely recognized as a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle. However, a new study suggests that when you work out might also impact your overall health and longevity.
The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, examined the link between exercise timing and early death risk among 92,000 participants from a UK biomedical database. Accelerometers were used to track participants’ physical activity levels for seven days, while researchers also recorded demographic and health information.
After several years of monitoring, the researchers found that over 3,000 participants, or 3% of the study group, had passed away, with heart disease and cancer being the leading causes. Surprisingly, the study found that individuals who engaged in moderate or vigorous physical activity, such as brisk walking, lived longer than those who rarely worked out, regardless of the time of day.
However, the study found that individuals who worked out during the mid-afternoon had a lower risk of early death than those who exercised in the morning or evening. The researchers noted that midday exercise could have the potential to improve public health, with links between midday exercise and even better odds of longer life.
Although the study focused on elderly, male, and less physically active participants, the findings emphasize the importance of regular physical activity for everyone, regardless of age or gender. Exercise has been linked to improving mood, reducing blood pressure, and enhancing memory, all of which contribute to an overall healthier lifestyle.
The results of the study indicate that individuals who struggle to wake up early but have the opportunity to work out during their lunch hour can celebrate. Midday exercise might just be the secret to living a longer, healthier life.