What should I do if I feel too tired to work out?

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Sadie Lincoln
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Try starting with something basic, such as walking, and see how you feel after 10 minutes.  By simply getting out and moving you may feel more energized and ready to tackle a longer, more vigorous routine.  Just make sure you are mindful and able to maintain form so as not to set yourself up for injury.  

If this isn't the case, a rest day may be in order. This is a great time to focus on really taking care of yourself.  Often times we feel tired due to dehydration and lack of proper fueling throughout the day.  Make sure you are eating well and drinking plenty of water.  Add a little stretching and a good night's sleep for quicker recovery. Your body will thank you and be more ready for tomorrow's activities.

Energy is essential if you're going to get the most bang for your buck in the gym. Before you exercise, fight fatigue by making certain your brain has a steady supply of glucose (blood sugar). During prolonged exercise, a steady source of carbohydrate is a must to fuel your brain and provide a backup source of fuel for muscles as muscle glycogen is depleted. Before you work out, you should consume simple carbs or sugars. These sugars not only help fuel your workouts, but also promote recovery as the sugars are readily stored as muscle glycogen.

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