What Is the Best Time of Day to Exercise? The Answer Is...

I often get asked, “What is the best time of day to exercise?” Like most things related to physical activity—especially with diabetes as an added variable—the answer often is, “It depends.” What is your goal for being active? Are you trying to better balance your blood glucose, or is weight loss your goal? Do you take insulin? What is your normal diet? How much time do you have? Which activities? There are so many questions that likely need answering before you may be able to ascertain the best time for you personally to be active. A recent article on CNN (1) proclaimed, ”Exercising before breakfast burns more fat, study says.” That article starts out by asking, “Should you eat before or aft

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