The Best Time To Exercise

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 11, 2022 and last updated on July 24, 2023

Exploring “The Best Time to Exercise” is a valuable topic for English learners, as it allows them to enhance language skills while discussing health and wellness. Engaging in conversations about the optimal exercise timing promotes vocabulary expansion related to daily routines, physical activities and health-related terms.

Learners can practice expressing opinions and preferences while considering factors like energy levels and personal schedules. Embracing this topic empowers learners to lead a more active lifestyle and communicate confidently about health-related matters.

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.

About The Best Time To Exercise

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.

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)
  • schedule (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • What time do you prefer to exercise?
  • Do you think there is an ideal time for everyone to exercise, or does it vary from person to person?
  • 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?
  • Have you ever noticed any differences in your workout performance at different times of the day?
  • What could be the consequences of exercising at a time that doesn't suit you?
  • How do you feel after exercising at different times of the day?
  • Are there certain exercises that are better suited for specific times of the day?
  • How does the weather or climate affect your exercise routine?
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.