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When is the best time to exercise if overweight?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Good for weight loss

For weight loss, it's good to exercise before breakfast as you'll better tap into your fat stores for energy.
This caloric deficit will help you lose weight, and the early morning exercise will elevate your metabolism for the day.

In brief: Good for weight loss

For weight loss, it's good to exercise before breakfast as you'll better tap into your fat stores for energy.
This caloric deficit will help you lose weight, and the early morning exercise will elevate your metabolism for the day.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Giannone, I would be grateful if you could please provide me with a reference for your answer. This question comes up often and I've not found good data to support a specific time to exercise. Thanks!
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