It's not in your best interest to exercise when you're tired.You know a good workout is essential to your overall health, well-being, and diet and fitness regime.  You are aware that without exercise, you can’t maintain your proper body weight, mental health, stamina, energy, and drive. But there are days you just can’t seem to motivate yourself to get to the gym, hit the trail, or keep the Fit Style Personal Training appointment you set.

We’re here to tell you, it’s okwe understand…and we’ve been there, too.

Why It’s Important not to Sacrifice Sleep for Exercise

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important elements to healthy living. Sleep energizes us, keeps us alert and focused, and helps us make clear decisions.  When your body is too tired to exercise, listen to it. The effects of exercising when you’re sleep-deprived could be detrimental:

  • You won’t get all the benefit of your workout because your body is not functioning at 100%.
  • You have more of a tendency to hurt yourself working out if you are sleep-deprived.
  • Your body needs time to heal in between workouts, and if you are tired, your body will not heal as quickly or show the results of your workout.
  • You will lack the intensity to complete your workout, which also impacts how well you sleep. If you continue to not rest and sacrifice sleep for a workout, you are creating a poor pattern of not sleeping, and the cycle repeats itself.
  • Your body tends to crave sugar when you are sleep-deprived and that sets you back if you are trying to lose weight.

Research Backed by Studies

A study conducted by the Stanford University Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory proved that athletes who achieved more sleep in a three-week period increased their sprint times, improved their endurance, lowered their heart rate, and reported an overall better workout. (Read more here).

Fit Style Wants to Help You Reach Your Training Goals

At Fit Style, we are here to help you achieve your desired results.  Whether you want to sculpt and tone, do our group classes, or work with our personal trainers, we want to connect.

Give us a call 925.872.3504 or visit us online and let us inspire you. We prefer our clients to be amped with sleep, too!  It works better for all of us! Need some sleep tips?  Click here!