The Best Time To Exercise

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 11, 2022 and last updated on May 8, 2023

There are many reasons why it’s hard to determine the best time to work out, but one reason in particular is that everyone has different schedules and needs. Some people need to work out early in the morning because they have a busy schedule, and others work at night so they can get a good workout before bedtime.

It’s also important to think about your body and how it works. If you’re an early riser, then you might be able to get more done in the morning than if you’re a night owl. When it comes down to it, every person’s body is different and every person has their own needs when it comes to working out.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • early bird (phrase)
  • morning person (noun)
  • personally (adverb)
  • regularly (adverb)
  • energize (verb)
  • productive (adjective)
  • crack of dawn (phrase)
  • swear by (phrasal verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • What time do you prefer to exercise?
  • Why do you think some people like to exercise in the morning and others in the evening?
  • Do you think being able to exercise early in the morning is a question of mindset?
  • Do you believe there are physiological reasons why we shouldn't exercise soon before going to bed?
  • How do you think exercising first thing in the morning affects our mental clarity?
  • What could be the consequences of exercising at a time that doesn't suit you?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.