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Doctor insights on: Is It Better To Exercise In The Morning Or At Night

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What is considered best: to exercise in the morning or at night?

What is considered best: to exercise in the morning or at night?

Depends: Probably the best time is when you can and will do it. If you exercise too late in the day, it may make it hard for you to get to sleep. Try different times, and see what works best for you: in terms of how you feel through the rest of the day, how you sleep, your energy level, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Is it more effective to exercise in the morning or at night? Also, should you exercise before you eat or after?

Is it more effective to exercise in the morning or at night? Also, should you exercise before you eat or after?

Depends,BEFORE MEALS: It's MUCH wiser to exercise before you eat. After eating, a large fraction of our blood supply goes to the GI tract to digest our food. This takes energy. Exercising then interferes with digestion & less blood is available to muscles. As to time of day, morning is best for weight loss, 2-6 PM for building strength. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/best-time-to-work-out_n_4393400.html ...Read more

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I am on Abilify, (aripiprazole) I'd like to lose weight though. Is it best to exercise (on my cross-trainer - that is falling apart - but that's another story) in the morning or at night?

I am on Abilify, (aripiprazole) I'd like to lose weight though.
Is it best to exercise (on my cross-trainer - that is falling apart - but that's another story) in the morning or at night?

Controversy: If Abilify (aripiprazole) has resulted in metabolic changes and weight gain, then the situation with respect to time of exercise is no different compared to someone not taking Abilify (aripiprazole). Exercise studies have suggested a slight advantage to exercising on an empty stomach -- typically early morning. But it is only slight. Better to favor the time that permits you to stick to it. ...Read more

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Is ramipril better taken in the morning or at night?

Is ramipril better taken in the morning or at night?

It does not matter.: Ramipril is one of the best ace-i's available. It's dose should be 20 mg/day as this gives the maximum blood pressure reduction as well as the most effective reduction of proteinuria. If you take 10 mg daily, i would ask your doctor to give you a prescription for 5 mg and take that twice a day. ...Read more

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Is it better to take B12 in the morning or at night?

Is it better to take B12 in the morning or at night?

Doesn't matter: B12 is easily absorbed. It really doesn't matter when it is taken. It is rarely needed as a vitamin supplement, as most people get plenty in their diet. ...Read more

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Is it better to take Metamucil in the morning or at night?

Is it better to take Metamucil in the morning or at night?

Metamucil: Better at night with a full glass of water. As a laxative, expect results by the end of the following day. Also, night time is when the body produces cholesterol. Psyllium, the active ingredient in metamucil helps to reduce cholesterol. ...Read more

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Which is better: eating fruits in the morning or at night ?

No right answer: Medicine would have nothing to say to this. There is no health consequences to either option and thus no right answer. ...Read more

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Is it better to workout in the morning or at night?

Is it better to workout in the morning or at night?

Either: As doctors we are pleased when our patients work out at all! but seriously what is important is regular exercise. A nice review of the subject can be found at: http://walking.About.Com/od/fitness/a/besttimeex.Htm. ...Read more

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Is it better to take abilla fi in the morning or at night?

Is it better to take abilla fi in the morning or at night?

When to take meds: One of the side effects of Abilify (aripiprazole) is drowsiness - so probably best to take it in the evening. It can be taken with or without food. It may be easiest to take with dinner - but if the drowsiness is an issue - take it at bed time. ...Read more

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Is it better to take HRT in the morning or at night?

Is it better to take HRT in the morning or at night?

Depends: It depends on the hormone and the individual. For example, Progesterone is the best at night, it will benefit the quality of sleep. Hgh should only be taken at night before bedtime. Testosterone or estrogen can be taken either in the morning or evening. Thyroid hormones are best taken in the morning. ...Read more

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Is it bettet to take citalopram in the morning or at night?

Is it bettet to take citalopram in the morning or at night?

Morning: Most psychiatrists prescribe citalopram (and other ssri's like paroxetine, fluoxetine, s-citalopram, sertraline) in the morning, because ssri's can cause insomnia in many people. However, in some individuals, ssri's can cause tiredness, fatigue, or sleepiness, in which case you could take the citalopram at bedtime. ...Read more

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Which one is more effective for height growth, exercise in the morning or in the evening/night?!

Which one is more effective for height growth, exercise in the morning or in the evening/night?!

Neither: Exercise does not contribute to height growth. That is a function of genetics and to a much lesser extent, diet. Exercise is great, and morning exercise after a light breakfast is highly recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best hour to make exercises? At morning or at night to get tired and help sleep fast?

What is the best hour to make exercises? At morning or at night to get tired and help sleep fast?

Probably AM: If you exercise at night, you're going to release endorphins that may keep you awake. Although everyones different. There are certain people that hit the gym early am to get a good night's sleep and some can do it right prior to sleep. However, i think generally speaking your best bet is am or mid-afternoon. ...Read more

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Is it better to workout in the morning or at night? Is it true your metabolism is sped up the 1st few hours after exercising?

Is it better to workout in the morning or at night?  Is it true your metabolism is sped up the 1st few hours after exercising?

It II great to work : Out any time on a daily basis but morning workouts may give you an extra energy boost for the day and help to control your appetite while a night workout may make it harder to fall asleep depending on the timing. Your metabolism is boosted by a workout. ...Read more

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Can a lot of stress cause headaches (slight/tingly, not all day long) they never happen when i'm busy, only in the morning or at night?

Can a lot of stress cause headaches (slight/tingly, not all day long) they never happen when i'm busy, only in the morning or at night?

Stress: I strongly recommend you set up an appointment to see a Psychologist. No, you are not crazy but you appear somewhat concerned. Listen to the doctor and you will relax quite a bit. May take more than one clinic visit but well worth it. ...Read more

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Should I take HRT (estrogen) in morning or at night?

Should I take HRT (estrogen) in morning or at night?

Depends: Some women will do better in the am versus pm, and others will do better pm versus am. My advice is if you are having symptoms such as hot flashes, try changing the time of day you are taking your estrogen before the dose is increased. This will work for some women and allow you to take the lowest possible dose. ...Read more

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Is sertraline better taken in the morning or at night ?

Is sertraline better taken in the morning or at night ?

Really No difference: The effectiveness of a drug is rarely a function of the time of day it is taken...especially if it's once a day. Timing is based on other factors such as convenience, combination with other drugs, potential side effects which could be more prominent if taken at one time vs. another. Your doctor will decide those issues. ...Read more

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Is it better to shave in the morning or at night? Or is there no difference?

Is it better to shave in the morning or at night? Or is there no difference?

Stubble: Some men find that they have less stubble during the day time if they shave in the morning. Whatever works out best for you. ...Read more

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Best to take Zoloft (sertraline) in morning or at night?

Best to take Zoloft (sertraline) in morning or at night?

Usually at night: Usually zoloft (sertraline) is calming and facilitates sleep even though it isn't a sleep aid. But a minority of people feel more awake and can't sleep after taking it. They need to take it in the morning. So, start out by taking it at night and, if it keeps you up, start taking it in am. ...Read more

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