With the pace of life, I’m sure you often find yourself with little energy some days. So if you are feeling sluggish, tired, and a little flat, you might want to consider doing a short power workout for an instant energy boost.
Studies show that exercise boosts your energy levels because it increases your endorphin levels or the body’s natural hormones that get released when we are doing something that requires a burst of energy. Exercise also boosts your cardiovascular health, which enables you to have more endurance throughout the day so you won’t feel so tired. Finally exercise helps you get a better night’s sleep which means you will feel more refreshed the next day.
So what exercises should you do to improve your energy levels?
Any exercise or physical activity that gets the heart rate up and the blood flowing and releases endorphins is going to raise your energy level and give you more stamina. And it’s important that you pick something that you enjoy so that you are more likely to stick with it. This might be playing a game of netball or tennis, going for a jog or walk with a friend, or going for a bike ride, or dancing around the kitchen to your favourite tracks.
Alternatively you might want to try this 6 minute energiser workout to start your day on a high! All you need is a little space. Perform each exercise for 50 sec, then rest for 10 sec.
- Jumping Jacks or Butt Kickers
- High Plank Chest Taps
- Reverse Lunge Front Kick