Sunday, July 7, 2013

Healthy Ways To Fight Fatigue

While detoxing and taking on your fitness goals, you're bound to come face to face with the Fatigue Monster. This is one of the most common challenges that people face and it often makes or breaks success especially if it's been a while since you've had any physical activity in your agenda. Here are some healthy ways to fight fatique

Sip Black Coffee

Yep, you can still enjoy your coffee. The only catch is not to add sugar. Adding sugar to your coffee is not only going to take you two steps backwards if you're detoxing, you're also going to have the sugar crash and if you're working out in the mornings, that's not going to benefit you.

Black coffee gives you that extra push that helps you intensify your workout. It heats your body, raises your heart rate and that equals to burning more calories a lot faster.

The key is also to sip your coffee and not just gulp it down. You don't want to be too wired and restless even before a fitness session and drinking your coffee too fast can make you restless post workout and you're more likely to overdo it by doing more exercises. You don't want to be twice as sore tomorrow, do you?

Drink Herbal Tea

If you're not a coffee drinker, herbal teas are another great option for fighting fatigue. This option is longer lasting than coffee but has the same effect as far as waking you up and getting you ready for the day.

Take Multivitamins

This is something you should be doing anyway since you're active now. You want to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs in order to stay healthy.

Multivitamins are a gradual energy booster. The great thing about this method is that it lasts all day. If you're worried about not being able to sleep at night, it's recommended you take your multivitamins first thing in the morning.

Keep Doing Your Fitness Routine

Believe it or not, after you're done with your fitness session, you're actually more energized and happier. It's the chemicals that are activated in the brain by the physical activity.

This probably explains why you feel terrible after skipping a few days of fitness training.

Keep doing your fitness routine and you're going to feel energized as you progress.

There's no reason you should let fatigue keep you from your fitness goals. You're going to get so much farther with energy than without it and it's going to be harder. This should be a fun time for you, not something you dread.

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