If you were uncertain about the benefits of a morning workout versus an evening one, well, this will clear all doubts.

While many studies suggest that working out in the afternoon is the best for your body, others rebuke the concept. And, if you work out in the evening it disrupts sleep, doesn’t give enough time for the body to repair muscle tissues, and lowers cognitive functioning. Arguably there hasn’t been enough scientific or physiological evidence to defend or support either claim.

This brings us to morning workouts, which seem to take the cake, and have been for years now. They helps accelerate weight loss and boost energy levels by priming the body for an all-day fat burn; but interestingly, the positive results are also linked to the daily dose of sunlight your body needs to maintain your Body Mass Index (BMI).

If you get your daily quota of sunlight, your BMI will be lower. Apparently the sun regularizes your circadian rhythm. This rhythm lets your body know when it’s time to wake up or wind down.

The key is to adjust your internal clock and get your maximum dose of sunlight between 8am to 12pm (20-30 minutes in the sun). This is enough to do the trick and lower your BMI naturally.

Bet a morning run sounds good now, doesn’t it?

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With a Masters in English literature, Trina Remedios has spent her recent years extensively writing about health and fitness, with a keen interest in the beauty segment as well. While her high calorific lunches are positively deceiving, her inner hippie takes to the city roads and can run circles around most marathoners. Follow her for beauty hacks, natural fixes, fitness fads, celebrity trends, and wellness tips.