Feeling tired after exercise is a normal thing. Your body went through a workout that consumed a lot of energy and now it wants to rest, recover using food nourishment and a good amount of sleep.
That’s a normal flow of what happens after exercise. What not normal is:
- Tiredness from high amount of food eaten before the exercise.
- Long lengths of workout without understanding the physical capability, and
- the intensity of workout beyond physical limits.
How eating food before workout can become a reason of feeling tired after Exercise?
A person who has just eaten a lot of food is at risk to feel tired after exercise in a way that’s not normal. It is because the food eaten before the exercise will be stored in the muscle cells. The energy stored in these cells is used up to produce ATP for energy, so the body will not have enough energy to perform any additional activities after Exercise.
Solution to this problem is that you should wait at least an hour after eating a heavy meal before getting into any kind of exercise that is going to make you sweat or lift heavy weights. But don’t just sit and chill in that one hour. Make sure that you are taking at least the necessary 120 medical steps after eating a heavy meal.
How length of the workout becomes the cause of tiredness after Exercise?
Intense and long-term exercise can cause worn out and fatigue.
This is because the muscles use up their energy stores in order to keep going. This is not a good thing for our bodies because we need these stores in case we go without food for a while or if we have an injury that requires us to stay immobile.
Exercise is very important for our health, but it needs to be done in moderation and without too much intensity so that it doesn’t affect the body in negative ways.
Why is frequent High Intensity Workout extremely tiring and not good for Health?
There are many people who believe that working out intensely every day is the key to getting in shape and being healthy. This, however, is not the case especially in case of high intensity workouts.
In fact, working out intensely every day can actually be quite dangerous and lead to serious health problems. When you work out intensely every day, your body never has a chance to rest and recover.
This can lead to over-training, which can cause a whole host of problems, including fatigue, injuries, and even mental health issues.
Check out disadvantages of interval training if done more than 3-5 times a week.
What to do in case of only Tiredness and No Energy from Workouts?
We have covered the topic of why exercise makes you tired and not energized in a separate post. It happens mainly because of the following 5 reasons:
- Pushing Yourself Too Hard.
- Not Eating Correctly.
- Not drinking enough water.
- Medical condition, and
- Not taking a proper rest.
Solution to each of these problems is discussed in details here.
Additionally, you can check out the video link below, in which tips to recover from a tough training workout are discussed:
Working out on an Empty Stomach:
People who workout while fasting are usually used to exercising that way. It helps them suppress their appetite so they eat less, but it can also leave some of us feeling light-headed or nauseous.
Exercising on an empty stomach can be another cause of abnormal tiredness after exercise. Especially if you are not used to working out this way.
And more than food, it’s the fluids that are more important to your body. Their absense can lead to dehydration and cause many fitness issues. Plus, such workout will create weakness in your body, which can’t be good for your well being.
For most people, it’s totally OK to workout on an empty stomach. This 5 minutes video below can be a great help for you on this topic:
There can be many other reasons of feeling tired after workout, but these seem to be the most common ones that people usually are neglecting before and after exercising.