Too tired to exercise: Have your iron levels checkedAlready exercise and find you’re approaching your daily workout with excessive fatigue and lack of motivation? I experienced this quite a bit towards the end of last year and was advised that my doctor have my iron level checked. The doctor can do a blood test called a ferreting level which measures your body’s stores of iron. There are many reasons anyone can have low iron levels. It’s not uncommon for women of childbearing 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 in the morningIf 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.
Do it anyway
Sometimes the best cure for fatigue is a vigorous exercise session. Have you ever noticed how you can walk into the gym exhausted but after thirty minutes of motion you feel energized and invigorated? There’s nothing like exercise to get your blood flowing and zap out that fatigue. If it’s difficult for you to get motivated to make that trip to the gym, promise yourself a small reward after you finish your session if you follow through. Just make sure it’s not chocolate or anything like that.
Lighten up your workout
On nights that youíre too tired to work out, follow a lighter, less rigorous routine. To motivate yourself to take the first step, tell yourself youíll only exercise for ten minutes. After ten minutes have elapsed chances are youíll feel so invigorated that youíll want to keep going.