Doing Physical Activity in the Morning Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Should come with a warningNew research suggests that physical activity in the morning may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke risk. So, if you are one of those people who like to work out first thing in the morning, you are in good company.

While it has been well established that physical activity is good for heart health, this new study indicated that morning activity seems to be the most beneficial. Researchers used data from the UK Biobank, which included 86,657 adults aged 42 to 78 years free of cardiovascular disease. All participants wore an activity tracker on their wrists for seven consecutive days and were followed for incident cardiovascular disease, which was defined as the first hospital admission or death related to stroke or coronary artery disease.


There was a follow-up period of six to eight years, during which 2,911 participants developed coronary artery disease and 796 had a stroke. When activity times were compared among participants, those who showed a peak activity time between 8 am and 11 am had the lowest risks of heart disease and stroke.

After adjusting for age and sex, participants that were found to be most active in the early or late morning had between 11% and 16% lower risks of incident coronary artery disease. Participants who were most active in the late morning also had a 17% decreased risk of stroke compared to a reference group. When analyzed separately, investigators found the results were more prominent in women than men.

Study author Ms. Gali Albalak explained, “This was an observational study, and therefore, we cannot explain why the associations were more marked in women. Our findings add to the evidence of the health benefits of being physically active by suggesting that morning activity, especially late morning may be the most advantageous. It is too early for formal advice to prioritize morning exercise as this is quite a new field of research. But we hope that one day we can refine current recommendations simply by adding one line: ‘When exercising, it’s advised to do so in the morning.’”

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Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.