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LJOYCE55 SparkPoints: (138,125)
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6/1/13 9:07 A

I do not think there is a specific time for exercise any more than there is a specific time for eating. It is whatever works for you. Having an exercise buddy is great and will help keep both of you in the game. However, you should remember that you are not responsible for his exercise and you have to make sure you take care of yourself in this area. If this turns out to be too late for you, you can always keep him company while he exercises.

ELMA1913 Posts: 5,051
6/1/13 9:05 A

It would be for me, but my daughter runs late at night and then goes to bed. She says she doesn't have any problem falling asleep. Guess it all depends on each person.

XINXIN SparkPoints: (14,432)
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6/1/13 5:12 A

We tried it for the past 2 days. We used our living room as a gym.
We exercise about 30 minutes, general aerobics. Then head upstairs for a shower. Around half 11, go to bed. I actually slept well.
I think we will continue this for a couple of weeks and see how it goes.

SKINMINA SparkPoints: (41,498)
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5/31/13 2:20 P

It depends on your schedule. I wouldn't let my exercise time interfere with my 8 hours of sleep each night.

I wake up at 4:45 each morning, so I am definitely asleep before 10 PM.

You could always try it and make a determination after a few weeks....

5/31/13 10:42 A

It would be too late for me but depending on when you go to bed and how you feel it couldn't hurt to try it once or twice even if you have to go to bed soon after...if it doesn't work for you then stop, but you can't know how it will feel for you until you yourself try it

TWAINNY Posts: 55
5/31/13 10:30 A

I enjoy exercising after 9pm! I bike at least 10 miles at night, cause it is the only time of day that is cool enough here!

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (44,612)
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5/31/13 9:53 A

I've done it! I did it a lot in college too since the gym was open until 11pm. It really is all a personal preference. Now I try to avoid it especially if I'm doing HIIT because I live on the 2nd floor of my apt building and I don't think my neighbors would appreciate the jumping that late :)

But you'll still get the same benefits if it's 10:30pm or 10:30am as long as you're going at it with the same intensity!

SPOORK Posts: 1,193
5/31/13 8:22 A

That's not too late for me.

DETOX55 SparkPoints: (1,380)
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5/31/13 4:36 A

Is there a possibility he is making this hard? So, he's telling you he wants to exercise but he really doesn't, so is suggesting a difficult time?

If you exercise that late at night, you won't be able to relax until the early hours of the morning - that is, if you're working out at a reasonable intensity.

I have a saying that helped get me into a great exercise regime years ago - if you're too busy to exercise, you're too busy.

Perhaps you need to sit down together and work out why the only time he has available is 10.30pm at night...

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 15,451
5/30/13 8:02 P

You get the same benefits from working out at any time of day.

Some people find it difficult to get to sleep soon after a workout, as their body is still wound up. For others it may be a non-issue. Perhaps try it and see if this works for you?

Another option would be to exercise together on weekends?


SONICB Posts: 4,381
5/30/13 1:02 P

What time do you normally go to sleep? 10:30 pm is pretty late for most people, and exercising too close to bedtime often disrupts your sleep patterns. Is waking up half an hour earlier out of the question?

TATERCAT Posts: 1,863
5/30/13 12:23 P

I think that it is a great idea! 10:30 PM is only late if your schedule does not allow it, or you have to wake up early in the morning and therefore cannot get a good night's sleep. Remember that you get a high after a workout, so sleeping right away might not be possible. A lot of people exercise at night due to schedule conflicts - as long as you are exercising, it does not matter when you do it, as long as you do something. But, you both have to be OK with working out so late.
Can he do it early morning or during his lunch break?
I say try it out a couple of time, if it doesn't work for you, then talk about it with your husband.

XINXIN SparkPoints: (14,432)
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5/30/13 12:09 P

My husband wants me to help him lose weight by exercising with him together.
He's running around whole day for work, only time he can spare is in the evening when he comes home. That is at 10.30 pm.
Is that too late?

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