How to Get the Energy You Need for Your Next Workout

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Here’s the problem, you have had a busy day with class, work, your family or any of the other daily chores that seem to sap your energy. Now, your day is over and it’s time to hit the gym. Where does the energy come from now? You’ve already used it throughout the day and even though that workout is going to give you the energy you need to finish your day, you still need to muster enough energy to lift that first weight or take that first step on the tread climber.

We have listed some of the best ways that anyone can get that extra boost of energy they need without caffeine, sugary energy drinks or anything else that could derail your workout program.

Get active

Just the act of getting up off of the couch and getting active will make you feel more energized and ready to go. Maybe run up and down the stairs a couple of times or ride your bike to the gym. Whatever you do, don’t get too comfortable on that couch!

Drink water

Drink lots of water; this will keep you hydrated which will give you energy.

Eat energy food

Eating healthy food that releases energy over a prolonged period of time such as a banana or food with high amounts of protein can increase your energy and give you the stamina you need for your workout.

Pour cold water over each wrist. As easy as this sounds, it’s very effective and it will get your blood circulating enough to get you up and out the door.

Cold wash

Just as the cold water on your wrists gets your blood circulating, so does washing your face with cold water. It will also wake you up and get with a shock to your sensory neurons that sends nerves to the relay that sends it to the motor neurons.

There you have it; some simple, effective ways to get that quick burst of energy you need to get off the couch and into the gym for your next workout. With enough workouts, the energy will come naturally, but we realise that sometimes you might need that extra boost. Give these a try the next time you feel tired and listless.

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