Best exercises to do when you are too tired to exercise

Best exercises to do when you are too tired to exercise

Exercise is a very important factor when it comes to healthy living. However, with the busy lifestyle we all lead, it is difficult to find the time or the energy to work out.

Let’s take a look at some exercises you can do when your energy levels are low.

1. Reason #1 why you are tired: You sit all day at work.

Exercise to try: A short high-intensity interval workout. For example, going all out on a cycling machine for 30 seconds, followed by about 4 minutes of rest. Repeat 8 times.

Why it helps: Research shows that intense exercise can boost energy. Even short periods of high intensity exercise can increase the feeling of energy without tiring us out the way longer workout might.

2. Reason #2 why you are tired: You have been sitting all day, every day for months.

Exercise to try: Do a 30-minute brisk walk. Invite a friend to make it more fun.

Why it helps: It gets the blood flowing and promotes the production of endorphins, which bring a feeling of well-being. Routine exercise, like walking, can give you a more positive outlook on life, and helps you rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

3. Reason #3 why you are tired: You exercise too much.

Exercise to try: Do something light and fun, like playing Frisbee with your kids or dog, or taking a yoga class.

Why it helps: If you don’t make time to let your body recover from work outs, it can make you tired and increase your injury risk. A light activity like the ones mentioned above can get the blood flowing and help your body recover faster.

4. Reason #4 why you are tired: You slept very late.

What to try: Skip your workout, and go to sleep.

Why it helps: A 20-minute nap can help you get through a day when you didn’t half enough sleep the night before. Make sure to get 7-8 hours of good sleep a night.

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REFERENCES:

1. “The Best Workouts To Do When You’re Too Tired To Work Out.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 13 Oct. 2014. Web. 20 Oct. 2014.

2. “11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep.” Health.com. Health.com, n.d. Web. 20 Oct 2014

3.Walking and Type 2 Diabetes.” Diabetes Care. American Diabetes Association, n.d. Web. 20 Oct 2014.

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