If you're looking for a way to improve your workout or need an extra boost of energy, here are some things to try.
According to the expert, these 5 sports will make you fit and recharge you with energy.
Do you feel tired, limp, and exhausted all the time? Forego all that coffee and that afternoon nap and instead do a work-out - according to the pros, you will feel more alert, motivated, and stronger afterward. "Any form of physical activity that increases your heart rate gets your blood flowing again and releases endorphins, stress-relieving hormones. The most important body muscles such as the heart are strengthened, which in turn improves your endurance. Exercise also increases the supply of oxygen," says Shalini Bhargava, Pilates expert, and director of the JG'S Fitness Center. "A combination of all these aspects makes us feel more energetic. In addition, the body will become even more energy-efficient due to its ability to use energy," she explains. We spoke to Bhargava and the fitness trainer Bhavna Harchandrai about their favorite mood-enhancing and energy-boosting sports that you too can try out.
Running and other forms of cardio exercise can improve sleep, train alertness, and release mood-enhancing endorphins that can lead to a runner's high. "The heart beats at an optimal level, the lungs expand to take in more oxygen, and endurance is built," says Harchandrai, explaining that running at the end of a long day or early in the morning will bring new energy and rejuvenation can. "Endorphins boost your immune system and give you a big boost of energy hours after your run," says Bhargava.
Dance workouts like Zumba are another way to boost your energy levels, especially when you are feeling sluggish. Since the music played during a dance workout is at a moderate tempo, moving in time can help improve endurance after just a few workouts. In a one-hour class, the body can get used to the ongoing exercise and build energy, which can make training easier and more enjoyable, "says Bhargava. The endorphins and neurotransmitters that are released can elevate mood, and hormones that cause stress and anxiety eliminate in the body and provide you with energy throughout.
"Boxing is an aggressive sport that challenges the mind and muscles. It's a great way to let off steam, let out frustration and anger," says Harchandrai. It puts you in a state of mind that requires concentration, discipline, speed, and alertness, and challenges strength, core stability, stamina, and agility. "Cardio boxing is often described as a meditation on the move. In fact, just like meditation, it can relieve stress and improve sleep. Plus, after an intense boxing session, you feel super liberated and empowered," she confirms.
Quieter sports that don't focus on cardio can also help make you feel more energetic after hitting the mat. "Yoga and Pilates help release a great deal of pent-up energy in your joints and muscles by opening your shoulders and hips in ways that we normally don't. You also need to stay focused, leading to a calm state and more Energy leads, "says Bhargava. Because both types of exercise require deeper breathing, more oxygen enters the body, making you feel more relaxed and focused.