Do you always feel too exhausted to workout? Fitness expert Jono Castano, has a few practical suggestions for you.
In an effort to become fit and remain in shape, some people may experience burnout. But experiencing these those low-energy moments is never favourable.
To help kickstart your health journey and maintain your results – without tiring yourself out – try incorporating some of the following tips.
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1. Creating structure in your days/life
Find a clear structure to your day, this allows us to stay motivated and in control. It helps wasting time in your days where you’re not doing much and stuck on what to do. This could make you very aware of confinement.
2. Exercise is key
Going for a walk or doing an online exercise class can make you feel physically tired but in the longer-term, it will reduce feelings of fatigue as your sleep quality improves. Release those endorphins!
3. Focus on getting your 7-8 hours of sleep
Try hitting those deep RMS. It needs to be quality sleep as sometimes we’re stressed and wake up feeling the same.
4. Staying hydrated
Dehydration is a common cause of fatigue. Try carrying around a reusable water bottle and set a target of hitting three litres a day.
5. Eat for fuel
Food is energy as I always say. It’s better to eat small meals and snacks every few hours than three to four large meals a day. This approach can reduce your perception of fatigue. Focus on all your macronutrients- protein, carbs, fibre, fats and try to stay clear of refined sugar.
Exercises to sustain energy levels
I give clients a 15k step challenge, which includes running or walking on top of their workout, which I encourage everyone to do.
I customise personalised programs for all clients with any technogym treadmill through the MYRUN App, which I rate very highly.
Jono Castano is a 24-hour fitness coach. Check out his website at Acero Training Series.