How to Have More Energy & Stay Motivated While Working Out
There are two types of people in the world: Those who like to work out, and those who don’t. The rest of us are somewhere in between, attempting to appease the competing voices in our heads that shout, “Working out is great, endorphins make you happy!” and “This sucks, whoever invented the treadmill is a sadist!”
If that sounds a little too familiar, well, we’re right there with you — along with the rest of the country. In fact, only 53.3% of adults aged 18 and over met the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic physical activity as determined by the CDC, and only 23.2% met the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity.
But the fact is, no matter what the stats (or your head) are telling you on any given day, staying active is an important part of our overall health and wellness. So why is it so hard for us to stay motivated and maintain the energy needed to make it through a workout?
For one, working out is exhausting. Here’s why.
Exercise is supposed to leave you feeling more energized, but if you’re not used to working out every day, it might take you a while to build up to that point.
When you perform any sort of physical activity, your body is expending more energy and burning more calories than normal. Your heart rate increases, your skin perspires, and your muscles are working overtime to keep you going. If you’re not in the habit of working out, fatigue can set in faster and feel more overwhelming.
The trick is to stick to it, which can be easier said than done — until now. That’s right, we’re revealing six tips to keep your energy high and your fatigue levels low so that you can stay motivated during every workout.
How to Have More Energy: 6 Tips to Keep You Going
Get a good night’s sleep.
Evidence suggests that you’ll sleep better when you work out regularly, but it also states that working out is more difficult when you don’t get enough shuteye. So, what do you do if you’re just starting out but can’t seem to get enough sleep to keep you powered through your workout? It’s a vicious cycle, indeed.
Luckily, that’s where the Sleep Patch comes in. Our science-backed patch contains naturally derived ingredients like chamomile, valerian, lavender, and passionflower to help promote sleep, relieve stress and anxiety, and promote calmness. Slap one on before bed and wake up ready to sweat it out at your 6 AM spin class!
Plan your workouts in advance — and schedule them on your calendar.
You schedule meetings, doctor appointments, and playdates for the kids, so why not schedule your workouts, too? Setting aside a dedicated time to exercise will help you prioritize it and ensure follow-through.
This works especially well if you’re a fan of group fitness classes. Reserving your spot and/or paying in advance is a great way to keep yourself accountable. Another great option? Work out with a friend! Plan a partner workout so you’re both motivated to show up and crush it.
Give yourself a boost to get going with the OnMi Energy Patch.
Sometimes, motivation alone isn’t enough to get (or keep) you going. If you feel your willpower waning, it might be time to call in for backup. That’s right, you’ve got the Energy Patch on your side.
This particular patch can give you the boost you need to get you through that three-mile run — or just get you to the gym in general. It’s perfect for days when you need an extra boost from our energized formulation that features Panax ginseng, kola nut, guarana, and vitamin B12 to fight fatigue.
Make time for rest days, too.
As any athlete will tell you, recovery is just as important as the workout itself. Why? Exercise depletes glycogen, which is essentially your muscles’ energy stores, and it also causes muscles to break down. Recovery is vital so that your body can replenish its glycogen and repair those damaged tissues, which over time is what allows for muscle growth.
Taking a day to rest and repair also means you can enjoy some of the benefits of relaxation. To make the most of your day off, we recommend trying a Relax Patch to really unwind and enjoy your downtime!
Listen to your body and try not to overdo it.
Walking funny after squat day? Went too heavy with your bench press? Got a little crazy in your HIIT class? Post-workout pain happens to the best of us. Also known as the dreaded DOMS, delayed onset muscle soreness can be a sign of a good workout — or one where you went a little too hard.
In either case, you can help manage the pain with Hemp Patch. Made with 25mg of hemp cannabidiol, this patch can put you at ease as you recover from that extra-tough workout so you can get back in the action sooner rather than later.
Eat a balanced diet with enough calories to keep you going.
So many of us work out in combination with dieting, but there’s a catch: If you aren’t eating enough, you won’t have the energy to sustain your workouts. The trick is to eat healthy, high-quality, satiating foods that can give you the energy and nutrients you need to stay on track.
We also suggest supplementing your diet with the Vitamin Patch to ensure you’re getting the right vitamins you need. Need some more support when it comes to your nutrition? The Crave Less Patch and Healthy Weight Patch can help you stay focused and reach your goals.
At the end of the day, working out will always be easier for some than for others. And that’s okay — with the right routine and our motivational tips, you can summon the energy to smash your workout, sustain motivation, and stay on track.
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