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5 Ways to Avoid Workout Burnout

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You want to lose a few pounds before the holidays hit.  You’re trying to lower your blood pressure naturally.  You want to lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease and a host of other conditions.

These are all great reasons to exercise, but too often when we set fitness (or healthy eating) goals, we over do it and burnout. Without a little rest and recovery, it’s hard to get fitter or healthier.

How do you know if you’re about to hit the wall?   If your muscles are sore all the time (after the first couple of weeks of a new workout regimen) or they feel weak instead of stronger, you could be hitting the gym too often.  If you feel exhausted instead of energized, it might be a sign that you need to cut back.  And finally, if you’re having a hard time falling or staying asleep, research shows over-vigorous workouts can interrupt sleep patterns.

Instead of giving up, here are 5 ways to beat the burnout.

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