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PIGGYWAY
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I do 90-120 min exercise 6 mornings a week. I cannot eat before I work out or I feel nauseous. But I eat either oatmeal and fruit or Egg whites and 1/2 english muffin when I get to work

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11/4/13 10:16 A

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I do both. On M, W, F I get up at 5am for a 5:30am hour long boot camp. On the "off" days, I usually do a interval training, running or a combo at home in the evenings after work or on weekends. I'm not a morning person so boot camp is tough in the am. I always feel so good when I work out 1st thing. I cannot eat before any of my workouts or I feel sick. That's what works for me. Good luck to ya!

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Exactly as you describe -- wake up early, wash up, exercise, and eat a simple breakfast. Then go to work feeling much more vital than if we had not exercised.

It's exercising before bed that needs to be relaxed or minimal, otherwise the adrenaline keeps us awake. Afternoon exercise is fine. Even a walk after dinner is OK for me and almost everyone I know, so long as there isn't strenuous exertion at bedtime.

I enjoy varying my schedule -- usually a longer and a shorter session before and after work. I don't see these as "exercise" but as refreshment for my life. These sessions help make a transition between scheduled and unscheduled time. The short session can be as short as 5 minutes. Even an extra trip up and down the stairs is enough to help make a transition.



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11/4/13 9:24 A

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On the rare occasion that I do exercise in the morning, I try to eat a banana before heading to the gym but most times I'm not hungry so I eat once I get home.

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Wish I could get myself going early enough before work - Love exercising early!

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Gets me going for the day



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I agree with everyone else about when to workout.
Here is a link to a Sparkpeople article about pre-workout snacks:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1074
emoticon on those workouts btw! emoticon

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Exercising in the morning is no better, and no worse, than exercising at any other time of day. There are all sorts of claims that "you get a metabolism boost by exercising in the morning", bu the truth is that you get that post-exercise boost at any time of day.

You should work out at whatever time suits your schedule and routine the best.

Certainly, many people find that working out in the morning before life's random events intervenes, helps them maintain a regular routine.

But if a different time of day suits you better, than that is what you should do.

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11/3/13 7:52 P

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Different workout times are for different people; I work out in the morning on mondays, and just walk to school every other day - also, my workouts vary depending upon mood. When I'm stressed out I do high impact sports (like racquetball), and other times I do cardio/weight training.

It's all good! Eat right and exercise, can't go wrong with that! :)



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Do what works best for you. It doesn't matter the time of day, as long as you do it.

I do segments of exercise morning, afternoon and evening with the bulk usually divided between morning and afternoon.

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PIGGYWAY
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11/3/13 6:17 P

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feel better in the A.M.

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11/3/13 5:09 P

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Afternoon

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I am the total opposite. I can not exercise in the morning. I call myself weird because I exercise between 9 PM and 11 PM most nights. I don't get energy until the night. It does not keep me from sleeping. I can run 11 miles finish by 11 am and take a shower and fall asleep within 15 minutes. I tried to switch to mornings, but I am unable to do it. I just now do what works for me.



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Exercise at any time that is convenient for you. You need to figure out if the minimal benefits from morning exercise is worth shaking up a routine that already works for you. if it aint broke, don't fix it.



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PIGGYWAY
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11/3/13 10:00 A

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I LOVE TO EXERCISE IN THE A.M. IT MAKE FEEL GREAT

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Mimi,

I wouldn't say it's better to exercise in the morning unless that's what works best for you. The best time to exercise is the time of day that fits into your schedule.

That being said, I usually eat a banana, a granola bar or something else small before morning exercise. Everyone is different, and some people find they can't eat at all before a workout. You just need to experiment to figure out what works best for you.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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11/3/13 6:46 A

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I'm currently doing a high intensity workout program that is on average 30/40 minutes each workout. I presently do this in the afternoons right after work, but I know it's better to exercise in the AM. My problem is what to eat before I work out. I only have time for a small snack because I have to be at work at 8:00.

Awake at 5:00 am
Start exercising at 5:45 to be completed by 6:30 in time to get ready for work.

How do you AM exercises do it? Any suggestions for me?

Thanks and happy exercising emoticon



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