Is it better to workout before sleeping? A. Traditionally, experts have recommended not exercising at night as part of good sleep hygiene. Now a new study, published Oct. 29, 2018, in Sports Medicine, suggests that you can exercise in the evening as long as you avoid vigorous activity for at least one hour before bedtime.
Is it better to exercise before bed or after waking up? If you’re trying to lose weight or burn fat, consider working out first thing in the morning. For those wanting to build muscle mass or training for a sport, afternoon or evening may be a better time to exercise, but avoid exercising right before bed for optimal sleep.