Evening Cardio Training and Hypertension

Nighttime training brings more benefits to middle-aged men.

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA
Aug 20, 2019

In another clinical trial examining the impact of time of day on training effects, researchers found that cycling at moderate intensity for 45 minutes three times per week in the evening decreased clinical and ambulatory blood pressure in 50 middle-aged sedentary men with hypertension more than either morning training or stretching (the control group). Study authors noted that morning exercisers saw a nonsignificant reduction in blood pressure, suggesting some cardiovascular improvements that might be enhanced with more frequent or higher-intensity duration training.

The study is in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2018; doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001852).

Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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