Julie says: The fitter we get the less tired we feel, so you shouldn’t really be feeling wiped out after doing the same routine regularly as your body normally adapts – that’s why we need to find new challenges as we progress.
It’s good to feel tired after a workout and even feel a bit achy the day afterwards – that shows you are responding to the training. Rather than stick with your toning routine, try to ring the changes by incorporating some aerobic work.
This will improve your cardiovascular health as your heart works more efficiently, which should help you feel less tired after a while. Also add some strengthening exercises for strong muscles and bones.
You can reduce the time down to just ten minutes twice a day, then gradually try to build up the length of time you exercise as your stamina improves to 30 minutes on five days a week.
- Julie Robinson is a specialist fitness instructor with a range of DVDs available at www.moveitorloseit.co.uk 0800 612 0450. Send your fitness questions to Julie via email at email@example.com
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