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What is the best time to exercise for heart health

The time of day you choose to exercise could make a big difference in its benefits. A study by Leiden University Medical Center found that the best time to exercise for heart health is between 8am and 11am. The results were the same regardless of people's sleep patterns or overall activity levels.

The best time to exercise

Morning exercise can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also help to shed more abdominal fat and lower blood pressure. Evening exercise can help to lower blood pressure and build muscle.

The wrong time to exercise

However, the Leiden researchers also found that there is a wrong time to exercise. Working out between midnight and 6am can increase your risk of heart disease. This is because this is the time our bodies use to rest and repair themselves.

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The best time to exercise depends on your individual goals and needs. If you are looking to improve your heart health, the best time to exercise is between 8am and 11am. If you are looking to lower your blood pressure or build muscle, the best time to exercise is in the evening. However, it is important to avoid exercising between midnight and 6am, as this can increase your risk of heart disease.

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