Exercise Boosts Energy!
Believe it or not, according to WebMD, a walk may be better than a nap to rid fatigue and boost your energy!
It may not make sense initially. However, if you think about it — performing a quick workout routine will rev up your body’s systems. Because your heart rate increases, your brain gets more fresh blood and oxygen, which translates to more energy!
“More than 90% of the studies showed the same thing: Sedentary people who completed a regular exercise program reported improved fatigue compared to groups that did not exercise. It’s a very consistent effect.”
The results show that regular exercise increases energy and reduces fatigue.
Further, the article explained that exercise improves energy better than many stimulant medications, including those given for ADHD and narcolepsy.
So next time you need an energy boost — try this energy boosting workout routine!
The Energy-Boosting Workout Routine
For this workout, perform as many reps of each exercise as you can in one minute. Perform two rounds of the circuit. Try not to rest between exercises.
One minute warm up. Jogging in place will help you transition from wanting to sleep to actually doing something productive!
This exercise is a total body warmup/cardiovascular exercise.
2. Curl and Delts
The Curl and Delts exercise is one of my favorites for developing your upper arm, shoulder and neck muscles. In addition, you should feel muscles in your core and back working hard as you try to maintain your balance for the Curl and Delts exercise. Get into a nice rhythm with this exercise. Be sure that your elbows do not go to far above your shoulders.
This exercise works your pectorals, triceps, biceps, shoulders.
3. Calf Raises
Getting old blood out of your legs and moving it up to your get refreshed in your heart and lungs will surely help to improve your energy levels. Your goal today – try to do as many as you can in one minute!
This exercise works your calves.
4. Triceps Dips
This exercise will burn the back of your upper arms like none other! When it comes to energy, “intense burning” during exercise helps to raise your metabolism for many hours after exercise, which provides more energy throughout the day! Besides, we want the back of our arms to look good!
This exercise works your triceps.
Fast. Do these fast! Try to keep your feet on the ground!
This exercise works your abdominal muscles, back muscles.
6. Wall Sits
You want energy? Push your feet down into the ground while you hold this wall sit! Do this, and you will surely draw energy into your body from the ground up! Do your best to hold the Wall Sit for an entire minute! Take nice deep breaths to keep your oxygen levels high for an energy boost. Besides, you can’t argue that burning legs won’t wake you up
This exercise works your quadriceps, glutes, core muscles.
REPEAT the Circuit 2x for more energy. Try 3x for a challenging workout and to knock out more reps for the week. Keep in mind that three rounds may cause immediate fatigue, but will give you more long-term energy as your body becomes healthier over time.
Drink and eat immediately after to fuel your body for the day!
Instead of immediately turning to coffee or energy drinks (which are terrible for your body, by the way…) try to do a quick energy boosting workout. Even if you do one round, your energy level will surely increase for at least the next few hours!