Survey: Millennials are least likely generation to exercise in the morning

“Whenever you choose to work out, one thing’s for sure: you know the time that works best for your lifestyle.”

Research has found that those who work out regularly make $25,000 more per year than those who don’t, but recent YouGov Plan & Track data shows that 38% of millennials who exercise like to do so during the morning hours. But everyone isn’t hitting the gym— on the other hand, 21% of everyone surveyed say they don’t ever exercise.

In terms of how the research was carried out, YouGov told Ladders that 13,467 people were surveyed on this topic, and millennials were people born between the years of 1982 and 1999.

When different generations like to work out

Here’s how Americans who exercise weighed in on the poll:

  • Millennials: 38% morning, 18% afternoon, 29% evening
  • Generation X: 43% morning, 16% afternoon, 29% evening
  • Baby Boomers: 58% morning, 16% afternoon, 18% evening

But the data also includes more general findings on the times of day people who work out like to engage in physical activity:

  • “Morning:” 50%
  • “Afternoon:” 19%
  • “Evening:” 26%
  • “Another time:” 3%

YouGov also reported that “the time of day a person prefers to exercise may depend on their workout routine,” before revealing other findings.

But whenever you choose to work out, one thing’s for sure: you know the time that works best for your lifestyle.

Jane Burnett|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at jburnett@theladders.com.