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Too tired to exercise
Too tired to exercise, but 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, working or studying, takes time and energy. Unfortunately, you still need exercise for both fitness and relaxation.

Too tired to exercise: Have your iron levels checked

Already 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 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.

 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.

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 favourite 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 youíll no longer need the old excuse of being too tired to work out. Plus, you’ll look and feel like a new person. If you want further information get in touch or comment below.
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6 Replies to “5 Tips For When You Are Too Tired To Exercise”

  1. Thanks so much for the breakdown, found this really helpful. It’s hard because I do have a busy life and sometimes prioritising going to the gym or keeping fit can become a complete overload. But you’re right, I’ve started to do some morning workouts for min 10minutes and already feel more motivated to keep it going. Really liked the other blog post too about finding the right exercise programme for you and how you mentioned that even walking is just as good!
    Keep the good work up,

  2. I never thought about doing exercises while watching tv I love how you’ve made fitness seem so easy and fun. Will now be doing my squats and stretches during the tv ads! This post is amazing love it

    1. I agree! Always felt I had to go to the gym or make a ‘separate time’ for working out. It’s nice to know there are ways that we can incorporate being fit in our everyday lives. Would be great if you could post some home workout videos too 🙂

  3. Saw this on Pinterest , hahaha I really need to start pushing myself more! But so true, I always promised myself that 30minutes hat never happens.

  4. I’m not a morning person and really can’t see myself getting up and extra 30minutes or hour earlier than I already do so doubt I will be able to optimise my day with starting with exercise. I do like evening walks, but you are right after a long day I just want to sit down and sleep.
    Anyways I’ll give some of these tips a go and give it some time, will come back on here to comment and let you know how it goes. Exercise is so important and I do wish I was more motivated when it comes to fitness. Health is wealth after all.

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