Causes of Low Energy
I want to make changes, and start exercising- but I’m SO TIRED.
How to do it
- Start Small
- 1-3 days per week
- 10-20 minutes duration
- Low Intensity
- Think walking, stretching, gentle yoga, recumbent stationary bike, MAYBE some bodyweight exercises like squats or using light weights (~2lbs) for small movements like bicep curls, calf raises, leg lifts, pelvic tilts and chest press.
- Keep your mind on your breath while exercising. Do not hold your breath, rather breathe with each movement.
- Check in with yourself over the process
- Before: What kind of exercise does my body need today? You might have a hard time answering this one until you’ve tried several types/intensities of workouts. When did I eat last? Have I had some protein, fats and carbs to sustain my energy during my workout?
- During: How am I feeling? Do I feel strong? Do I need water?
- After: How am I feeling? Do I want to take a nap or am I energized for the next tasks of the day? Do I need water? Food?
- Next day: Am I sore? How sore? How tired am I?
- Before exercise
- During Exercise
- After Exercise
- . . .Always!
- Doing regular breathing exercises like meditation, the three-part breath, or alternate nostril breathing can help increase your lung capacity.
- Not only this, the increased oxygen will go a long way to helping you feel more energized and ready for intense exercise.