Regular exercise boosts energy & motivation. Cardio activities like running & walking release endorphins, potent feel-good hormones, improving energy levels for hours.
For moderate to fast runners, start with a slow jog, then do running drills (butt kicks, long strides, skips) for 2-3 mins to improve joint motion. Now you're set for a challenging workout.
Before bedtime, create a calming environment by disconnecting from electronics, reading, showering for relaxation. Remove TV and phone charger from the bedroom to foster a quiet space.
Dehydration negatively impacts physical performance. Even mild dehydration leads to reduced endurance, increased fatigue, body temperature regulation issues, decreased motivation
To promote heart health, opt for poly- or monounsaturated fats (e.g., plant-based oils, nuts, seeds, avocado) over saturated fats (found in meat, full-fat dairy). - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Iron-deficiency anemia is common, especially in female athletes with heavy periods. It leads to fatigue and reduced performance. If inexplicably tired, check iron levels with a blood test.
Alcohol is a diuretic, causing dehydration by reducing body water. Dehydration leads to fatigue and decreased athletic performance. Avoid excessive alcohol intake for optimal results.
Limit caffeine intake to one cup of coffee or caffeinated beverage daily. Excessive caffeine can cause weakness, jitteriness, and dehydration as it's a diuretic like alcohol.
For a quick energy boost, use energizing scents like peppermint, citrus, or ginger. Light a candle or spray perfume infused with these smells to feel more alert and invigorated.
Adjust your running schedule if it's not working. If tired after work, try morning runs instead. Finding a suitable time can help you stay consistent with your workouts.