When you wake up in the morning with an empty stomach, your body is reliant on fat as a primary source of food. So if you run in the morning before you eat breakfast, you’ll burn fat.

However, 2014 study
Trusted Source
 published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition concluded that there was no difference in fat loss among those who exercised after food and those who exercised in a fasting state.

If you’re running before the sun comes up or after the sun goes down, you may want to consider the following safety precautions:

  • Choose a well-lit area for your run.
  • Wear reflective shoes or clothing.
  • Don’t wear jewelry or carry cash, but do carry identification.
  • Let someone know where you’re going to run, as well as the time you expect to return.
  • Consider running with a friend, family member, or other running group.
  • Avoid wearing earphones so that you can stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. If you do wear earphones, keep the volume low.
  • Always look both ways before crossing the street, and obey all traffic signs and signals.

Whether you go running in the morning, afternoon, evening — or even at all — ultimately comes down to personal preference.

Choosing the time that best suits your individual needs is key to establishing and maintaining a consistent schedule.






@Jackie San