Have you ever thought about exercising, but put it off because you were just too tired? The less active you are, the more tired you become. Using the excuse that you are too tired to exercise is not going to help you maintain or increase your energy levels.

By moving your body, you decrease stress, increase your energy, and help support a healthy hormone balance. Low to moderate exercise can help create long-term results to reduce fatigue and improve energy levels. 

On the other hand, while intense exercise has its benefits for some people, it can lead to overtraining which can cause fatigue, pain, depressed immune system, and affect your sleep and mood. As you can see, there is a balance between too little and too much intensity and frequency.

There is no magic number for the duration of exercise you should aim for. Some professionals recommend 150 minutes of exercise per week. How many minutes do you spend scrolling on your phone per week? So how much should you exercise? This is where you need to tune into your body. Are you drained after your workout and need a day or two to recover? Perhaps dial it back a bit for your next session. Are you just strolling down the street and never even get your heart rate up a bit? Dial up the intensity of your next session.

The important thing is to plan for movement activities as part of your weekly schedule and pay attention to how your body feels during and after. Use a variety of exercises, such as walking, yoga, and light weights. Over time, you will notice that your back pain, arthritic pain, and mental stress will decrease. Grab an exercise partner for accountability.  

If you are looking for ways to improve your mobility and increase your strength without having to go to the gym or buy specialized equipment, reach out to anna@zenergyhq.com for some suggestions to get started.