Sustain Energy Levels During Your Workout

Your workout has to start at a slow pace and then get more intense. You should be able to sustain your energy levels during a workout.

Here are a few tips that can help you feel more energetic during your workout.

Firstly, it is essential to give your body adequate rest. Hence, make sure you are getting the right amount of sleep every night. Having quality sleep during the night greatly increases the vitality of the body and makes your workout more effective. Also, do not indulge in any other strenuous activity before your workout. Your body should feel lively and active when you start the workout.

Food gives our body energy to perform various activities, and therefore also gives strength to do workouts. You should always eat before your workout, however not immediately before starting an exercise session.  Having a balanced and nourishing meal about two to four hours before your workout really keeps your energy levels up. In fact, it is really beneficial to eat carbohydrates rich foods about two hours prior to your workout.

If you exercise daily, it is very important to drink enough water. Water flushes out the toxins from our body. You should drink water before as well as after your workout. In fact, drinking water during your workout is also beneficial. Try to take a sip every fifteen or twenty minutes during your workout. Avoid drinking too much water during your workout.

Although working out looks like a purely physical activity, it actually isn’t. It is also a mental activity that demands a significant cerebral involvement.  So, you have to be mentally prepared before your workout. A good way to be mentally prepared is to think about your workout before indulging in it. Just sit down and relax your mind for awhile. Focus only on your workout and how you will do it; weed out all other thoughts from your mind. This helps tremendously to enhance the quality of your workout.

Warm up as well as stretching is imperative before workouts. Start by warming up, good options are to march, do sport jogging or walk. Your warm up should last for five to ten minutes only. You have to then stretch your muscles. Every stretch should last for about ten to thirty seconds. Also remember to breathe easily while holding your stretch. You should stretch both sides of your body equally, so keep your focus. Stretching can last for about five to fifteen minutes; depending on the time and intensity of your workout.



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  • Jolene

    I play basketball twice a week for two hours. While the first hour I’m good and strong, I start to slow down during the second hour. My legs and feet start to feel heavy and tired, and it is hard to keep them moving. I need tips to feel good and strong for the full two hours. Any tips?