Hi, I have not worked out in 2 months. I use to workout about 4 to 5 times a week, moderately lifting weights. Since I stopped, at first I was slightly tired but for the past few weeks I feel exhausted. At first I thought it was something else but now I think it's not working out. Has anyone else experienced something like this where you feel light headed and get headaches and are it's constantly tired. I'm so tired I have no energy to workout so I'm afraid if I do go I will feel even more tired
Exercise can either give you energy or take it away! Have you been seen by your doctor for a physical?
Exercise may leave you feeling tired and low in energy if you haven't exercised in a long time. This is especially true if you're also overweight. A way to deal with this is to start slow. Rather than jumping into a two-hour workout from the beginning, start with a 15-minute walk every day. As you get stronger, you’ll feel less tired after a workout session.
Over time, exercise increases your energy level, not decrease it. A 2007 report published in “The University of Georgia Research Magazine” noted that regular exercise can significantly increase energy levels while fighting fatigue. The report analyzed 70 previous studies and found that all participants benefit from regular physical activity. Individuals who dealt with chronic conditions or serious diseases such as cancer reported an increase in energy when they were working out regularly.
A common cause for fatigue is anemia. Infectious diseases, endocrine and metabolic problems can leave you feeling too tired to exercise. Lack of sleep also leaves you low on energy. If you're sleeping less you might be running on empty. If you combine exercise with no energy, you end up feeling exhausted.
You will feel very tired if you exercise to an extreme. According to psychiatrist Dr. Pauline Powers in her book "Exercise Balance," exercising too hard or too much leads to injuries, bone loss and puts some individuals at risk for an eating disorder. Adjust your exercise sessions until you feel tired, but not exhausted after a session. For example, walk or jog instead of running.
I would first get a checkup from your Dr.
Went to the doctor and I'm healthy there are no problems, I'm not overweight, I'm pretty lean. So according to the doctor there is nothing wrong. It's this dizziness and light headedness I get even when sitting. So it's a concern. I take vitamins and eat pretty healthy means on a regular basis, I do 6 meals spaced throughout the day.
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