Feeling Exhausted After a Workout?

You should feel slightly tired or energized, but not exhausted, when you walk away from your workout session. If it’s not working out that way, we have some helpful tips.

Try these ideas if you consistently feel overtired at the end of a workout session.

1. Hydrate with fluids containing essential electrolytes before during and after exercise

2. Warm up before exercise and stretch after exercising

3. Get a full 6-8 hours of sleep every night

4. Eat a high protein snack one hour before starting your workout
Add a complex carbohydrate like peanut butter on whole grain crackers

5. Change your schedule to alternate workout days with resting days

6. Exercise at different times of the day to see when your energy is higher

7. Ask your doctor if a medication or medical condition could be contributing to your exhaustion

Diabetes, low blood sugar, anemia, and an under-active thyroid can cause sleepiness and fatigue after exercise
Beta-blockers for blood pressure control, anti-anxiety medications, and drugs used to treat depression can also cause excessive sleepiness after working out

Teen Workouts
A teenager needs 9 - 10 hours of sleep a night, so get plenty of sleep and you’ll feel better after your workouts!