Fighting fatigue? Join the club. Whether you stayed up late to binge watch your favorite Netflix show, had a fantastic night out with friends, or if you’re like me and you suffer from Chronic Fatigue, sleepiness happens. Mine happens to be caused by Multiple Sclerosis.
I’m asked at least once a week how I manage to workout almost everyday, run a house of 3 kids, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 husband, and train clients.
I drink 1/2 a cup of coffee each morning and water the rest of the day. My energy certainly doesn’t come from caffeine. Some days are better than others when it comes to fatigue but working out is actually a natural antidote for fatigue. The University of Georgia researchers found that inactive folks who normally complained of fatigue could increase energy by 20% while decreasing fatigue by as much as 65% by simply participating in regular, low-intensity exercise.
So how do we translate the above percentages to real life? When exercising for energy, you should always aim to exercise in your low to moderate training heart rate range. This will prevent you from depleting your body, and help you avoid feeling fatigued, which would otherwise prevent you from getting the maximum energy benefits.