Early morning? After lunch? Before dinner? Is there really a best time to walk in order to get the optimum benefits from walking? Studies show that there’s no better time than the other to take a stroll calorie burning wise. Besides, there are other determining factors (your mood, work schedule, weather, etc.) that influence the exact time of day to walk.
A morning walk comprises various merits such as: promoting alertness and stimulating metabolism. And since your metabolism has been revved up after a morning stroll, you’ll likely to burn more calories throughout the day.
For those who are at work at this time, a walk to a nearby restaurant is ideal. However, if you bring your own lunch, you can take a 10-minute walk outside your office building before heading off to the pantry to take your lunch. This walk helps to reduce stress, curb cravings and improves blood circulation, making you stay sharp and giving you enough energy throughout the afternoon.
You can use a pedometer or similar tools to motivate yourself and help track your fitness efforts.
If you want to build endurance and strengthen core muscles, then a walk between 3pm and 7pm is ideal. Improving endurance allows you to walk faster, for a long distance, without getting exhausted. Strengthening your core muscles will improve your balance and stability. Both are important if you want to perform a more intense workout later on.
Exercising this time of the day helps to reduce stress from a busy day. Most people find it easier to walk in the evening because the muscles are already relaxed and warm. The mind is also free from worries and most people take this opportunity to reflect on what they have gone through. So an evening walk can be very calming and soothing to both your mind and body.When it comes to walking, it is not the time of day that is important.. consistency is. What’s best for others may not be the best for you. So choose the time that feels good and fits perfectly with your schedule.