Too tired to exercise

Discussion in 'Fitness & Pregnancy' started by merkel, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. merkel

    merkel New Member

    You’ve had a long, taxing day at the office and you’re ready to head home and collapse in front of the TV. You promised yourself you’d do a thirty minute workout but feel too exhausted to even think about it. Does this sound like a familiar situation? Two of the most common reasons people give for not working out are lack of time and fatigue. After all, a long day taking care of family or working at the office takes time and energy. Unfortunately, you still need exercise for both fitness and relaxation. What can you do to motivate yourself when you’re too tired to work out?

    Too tired to exercise: Have your iron levels checked

    If you already exercise and find you’re approaching your daily workout with excessive fatigue and lack of motivation, see your doctor and have your iron level checked. Your doctor can do a blood test called a ferreting level which measures your body’s stores of iron. Aerobic exercise can cause slow depletion of iron levels with iron being lost through sweating and through leakage of small amounts into the gut with sustained movements. Plus, it’s not uncommon for women of child bearing age to be iron deficient. If you’re iron deficient, iron supplementation may make all the difference in your energy levels and your attitude towards exercise.

    Too tired to exercise: Exercise when you awaken in the morning

    If you feel tired and less motivated to exercise in the evening, try setting your alarm thirty minutes early and get your exercise session out of the way before the day starts. An early morning exercise session can help to energize and motivate you for the rest of the day. Plus, you can look forward to an evening of relaxation knowing you’ve accomplished your goal. This can be a simple solution to the problem of being too tired to work out.

    Too tired to exercise: Do it anyway

    Sometimes the best cure for fatigue is a vigorous exercise session. Have you ever noticed how you can walk into the health club exhausted but after thirty minutes of motion you feel energized and invigorated? There’s nothing like exercise to get your blood flowing and zap fatigue. If it’s difficult for you to get motivated to make that trip to the club, promise yourself a small reward after you finish your session if you follow through. Just make sure it’s not a jelly donut!

    Too tired to exercise: Lighten up your workout

    On nights that you’re too tired to work out, follow a lighter, less rigorous routine. To motivate yourself to take the first step, tell yourself you’ll only exercise for ten minutes. After ten minutes have elapsed chances are you’ll feel so invigorated that you’ll want to keep going.

    Too tired to exercise: Change your exercise format

    If you feel fatigued with a lack of motivation towards exercise on a particular evening, change your workout entirely and substitute something fun. Instead of walking thirty minutes on the treadmill at the club, take your dog for a brisk walk or do thirty minutes of stretches while you watch your favorite T.V. show. You can get back on schedule the next time you exercise and the variety will be good for you both physically and mentally.

    Give these tips a try and soon you’ll no longer need the old excuse of being too tired to work out. Plus, you’ll look and feel like a new person.
  2. Erik

    Erik Admin

  3. switgurl0109

    switgurl0109 New Member

    Actually exercise is not a force job...I mean forcing yourself to do need a proper schedule for it...try to manage your time better for your health and fitness...:D
  4. Barrett9

    Barrett9 New Member

    Hello Guys!Due to over weight i am very upset.And i gain information from many wise people and they advice me that i should start the exercising, so i do it from last 2 months.But some time i get very tired during the exercise.So my query is that can any one tell me whats the best schedule for maintaining the exercise?
  5. emersonkelly

    emersonkelly New Member

    Prepare the time schedule according to the timings you feel comfortable I mean the timings you don't have other works to do.........please ensure that you do exercise 45 minutes a day!!

    Don't get bored of keeps your body always healthy and active!!
  6. leanfrank

    leanfrank New Member

    Setting your goals and managing your daily schedules can help you to start a daily routine without forgetting to exercise and staying fit.
  7. Kiwi

    Kiwi New Member

    Great post.
    the morning/pm thing is a hard one for me. I can't do anything FIRST thing as I just can't get out of bed. But I do like working out about 8am. Afternoon's are when my energy starts to dip for sure
  8. Oduwe

    Oduwe Member

    Nice post...

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