Why am I exhausted after exercising?
Choose your movement options wisely, not out of guilt or for calorie expenditure. A walk on the beach with a close friend or a stroll through a park taking notice of the sights, smells and sounds. You might find that embracing a breath-focused yoga practice is more energising for you at the moment. Adaptogenic and adrenal herbs can also be wonderfully supportive and provide much needed nourishment. Herbs such as withania, rhodiola and licorice can help to support the adrenal glands and modulate the immune system.
Vitamin C, B vitamins and magnesium are also essential for optimal adrenal gland function and more are often required with periods of prolonged stress or to help combat the effects of intense exercise. If this resonates for you I would encourage you to speak to a health professional, as there may also be underlying biochemical issues at play.
Intense exercise combined with our hectic lifestyles can leave us feeling tired.