Winning the Battle against Fatigue
If we are consistently following our exercise routine, our body may start to develop some level of fatigue. This is normal. But if our body is not recovering after a good night’s sleep and normal fatigue turns into daily fatigue, then we may have a problem. Fatigue can keep us from exercising on a regular basis and can even begin to take a toll on our work, social, and home life. Here are a few tips to help fight fatigue and keep your body functioning at its best.
It’s easy to assume that most people have at least a small amount of stress in their lives. Finding ways to minimize and decrease any stress that you may have will allow your body to fight fatigue and remain energized. Calming your mind and body at night so that you may have uninterrupted rest will allow your body to recover and prepare for the day ahead. If you are in the middle of a period of increased fatigue, try finding an exercise program such as Yoga that can utilize the calming benefits of yoga to help reduce stress.
Healthy Food Choices
So much of how you feel depends on what you put into your body. If you are eating unhealthy food, you are much more likely to feel lethargic and unmotivated to exercise. Fatigue will also set in much faster if you are not hydrating your body properly. Especially during intense exercise sessions, is it vital to focus on your water intake so that you can replace what your body is releasing through sweat.
As mentioned before, it is important to differentiate between chronic and debilitating fatigue compared to normal post workout fatigue. Our fitness goals will require us to push our bodies but if we are at a point that we are so worn out that our normal responsibilities are tough to complete, we must listen to what our body is telling us. Finding an exercise routine that fits your fitness plan will help improve total fitness while also keeping your body feeling fresh and healthy.