Exercising at the right time and knowing when to push through tiredness can be a tricky balance. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your workout routine:
Timing is key: The best time to exercise is when your body is most alert and energized. For most people, this is in the morning or early afternoon. If you’re not a morning person, try to schedule your workout for later in the day when you’re feeling more awake.
Listen to your body: If you’re feeling tired or run down, it may be best to take a rest day or do a less intense workout. Pushing through fatigue can lead to injury and burnout.
Know the difference between good and bad fatigue: If you’re feeling a bit tired after a long day at work, or you’ve had a good night’s sleep, then it’s probably OK to exercise. But if you’re feeling run down, have a cold, or are recovering from an illness, it’s best to take it easy.
Sleep is crucial: Make sure you’re getting enough sleep each night. Adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Lack of sleep can lead to fatigue and make it harder to exercise.
Mix it up: If you’re feeling tired, try a different type of workout such as yoga or swimming. These can be less intense and still provide a good workout.
- Finally, remember that exercise should be enjoyable and not a chore, so listen to your body and do what feels good.
In summary, timing is key, listen to your body, know the difference between good and bad fatigue, sleep is crucial, mix it up and most importantly, enjoy the workout.