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How can I increase my energy in order to get motivated to work out?

- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Answered by: Heather Hawk

My busy schedule always leaves me tired.

Get some sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than half of Americans have difficulty sleeping. If you have young children like me, then this statistic rings true. I’ve realized that sleep is a valuable commodity with little ones in the house. The most frustrating part is when the kids are finally sleeping and I can’t seem to wind down.

I decided to try implementing some relaxation techniques to help improve both my quantity and quality of sleep.

  • To block out noise many people find it helpful to wear earplugs.
  • Run a fan at night to help create white noise.
  • Set up a bedtime routine that will help you begin winding down for sleep.
  • Take a relaxing bath.

For me, letting my mind wander into a Lifetime television show or a good book is the perfect way to make my eyes heavy. Find a relaxing activity that calms your mind and body from the chaos and hurried pace of the day. Improving your quality of sleep can have a positive effect on all aspects of life, including your workouts.

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