A new study shows that exercising in the morning is ideal for maintaining or losing weight

While most people focus on the duration, type and frequency of workouts, the time also matters

Exercising between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. is ideal for those who are looking to maintain or lose weight

Movement during these hours improves the association between daily moderate to vigorous physical activity and obesity prevention

Researchers have found that morning exercisers had a lower body mass index and waist circumference

Further, the morning workout group exercised less and spent more time sedentary than the other groups

The researchers analysed data from 5,285 people engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity in the morning, midday, and evening

Morning exercise could be a crucial factor in preventing obesity