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Is There A Best Time Of The Day To Exercise?

If you want to get more bang for your exercise buck, you may be questioning whether there is a better time to get your daily 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge exercise in for maximum results.

Depending on what you are reading, you might find that they tell you that a) morning is the best time to exercise, or that b) early evening is the best time to exercise.

So what’s our philosophy at The Healthy Mummy HQ when exercising as part of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge?

Is There A Best Time Of The Day To Exercise?

Exercise When You Can! 


We think the very best time to exercise is every day, whenever you can.

We are all busy mums like you, and find it difficult to dedicate an hour at a specific time of day to regular exercise.

So instead, we recommend squeezing in blocks of activity whenever possible.

Got 15 minutes until you need to do the school pick up? Got a 20 minute window where both of your kids are napping at the same time (lucky you!)?

Can you find a spare 15 minutes in your morning by setting your alarm to get up before everyone else? Feel like exercising while your kids are playing at the park like the mum pictured above? Kaire (pictured above) likes to set up her kid with breakfast and activities while she gets her workout done in her PJ’s.

All of the above are the best times to exercise for you. Try one of our workouts out for free here.


mum exercising at home

Another way to think about it is to work out what time of day you have the most energy, and then work around that.

So if you are a morning person, why not get up before the kids, or use the crèche at the gym, or organise a babysitting swap with a friend, so that you can get moving with your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge workout in the morning.

Many people believe that morning is a great time to exercise as you can get it out of the way before the day unfolds with its inevitable interruptions and errands to run. Some mums like to team up with another mum who wants to workout, so that the kids can play in the garden while they do their exercise. Find a way!

You also tend to workout on an empty stomach (be sure to have a good breakfast afterwards). This means you are less likely to feel sluggish and tired half way through your workout. Try this workout for free and see what you think.

After Lunch

Mum doing squat next to baby

This is a popular time to fit some exercise in for those of us whose children nap at lunchtime, or when they’re happy just to play near you. It is a great way to fight the 2pm sleepiness that can often hit us after a busy day.

This is the best for those who will have time for a quick shower afterwards. It will also give you energy to face the rest of the afternoon, including witching hour that can strike a household at around 5pm.

The exercises on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App are designed for busy mums so you can do them whenever you want!


If evenings are better for you, when your partner gets home and you can head out, or you might wait until the kids are asleep and you are ‘off the clock’ then do whatever you can to make evenings your time to shine.

Set up one night per week where you head out for a jog or go to a fitness class while your partner does bedtime; or set up an exercise DVD and get your workout in.

You can use the time to reflect on your day and think about what you need to do tomorrow. Or you can pop on your headphones and think of nothing but the Black Eyed Peas. Up to you.

For convenient, mum-friendly workouts, join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

Want to shift your baby weight but feel like you have NO TIME in your day to exercise and eat healthily? That’s where the Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help.

Our Challenge entails: 

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
  • Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
  • Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
  • Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
  • Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
  • Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.

To find out more about joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge for £1 click here.

PLUS – connect with THOUSANDS of other mums on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge by joining our free support community here.


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