Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Do your workouts leave you exhausted?
Hey--isn't exercise supposed to trigger endorphins and make you feel great--runner's high etc.?
Jennifer Alsever, WSJ, Aug 27, 2013, says the midday blahs are common.
Midday is actually the best time to exercise. It can give you an energy boost lasting three to four hours.
Of course--they did a study, 171 employees in a large Swedish dental health group. They were told to exercise during work hours and scored fewer sick days.
Working out at night too close to bedtime can interfere with sleep. In the morning, it can make you get up too early--interfering with sleep.
To avoid midday fatigue, experts recommend less vigorous workouts--70-80% of target heart rate.
If you work in a high stress environment, than a lower stress workout such as yoga might be good.
Mix it up through the week--cardio, core, flexibility.
Small snacks--fruit, yogurt--not stuff from the Dollar Menu--will help keep up energy. Also--sip water all day.
I guess we know all this--and most people cannot get all sweaty at lunch hour. So just do your best.