Beware of Workout Fatigue

While we have a regular gym routine or a fitness regime, we sometimes get exhausted. This is termed as a workout fatigue

Workout fatigue leads to de-motivation and ultimately a high drop-out rate in fitness. However you should try to avoid workout fatigue to stay on the fitness track.

Number 1 cause of workout fatigue: Lack of available nutrients in your body.

Energy stems from food, hence it is important to note which food is an energy booster and which helps in building your body. Add to that the fact that muscle recovery and performance is directly related to what you eat before and after each exercise session, and you realise just how important workout snacks really are.

The right amount of carbs, proteins and fats will help in elevating the blood flow to your muscles, thus continuing to deliver the needed nutrients that will help you in pumping out the repetitions.

Number 2 cause of workout fatigue: General poor health caused by factors like dehydration, lack of a good night’s sleep and disorders linked to any condition.

During an exercise session or sports event, a lot of sweating takes place to maintain the body’s core temperature. This leads to loss of the body’s fluids and electrolytes and if not controlled can lead to dehydration. Also your body’s carbohydrate stores are depleted during exercise. Plain water can replenish the fluid lost during exercise but not the electrolytes and the carbohydrates. Water also gives a feeling of fullness and increases urine output.

Apart from this, a proper night’s rest also helps you in sailing through a tough workout. After an extremely intense workout, give your body time to rest and refuel before the next session.

Besides, if you are a cardiovascular disease patient, then the heart and lungs don’t get enough oxygen and blood to the body, thus causing feelings of fatigue, in addition to chest pain.

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