I definitely feel like taking a nap after I exercise, but I am just getting back into it after having been mostly sedentary for a long time. On the positive side of that, I always feel I get a much better night's sleep after getting some hardcore activity during the day.
7/1/08 8:46 P
I tend to get sleepy if I have an unusually strenuous and long workout (and sometimes if I happen not to have eaten enough.)
Otherwise, it usually leaves me feeling more energetic.
It's funny that you ask this question today! After my morning jazzercise class I was beat. It was very hot... Generally I am very energetic following a workout. Like this evening...I went to another jazzercise class and have been fine. Perhaps its just our bodies giving us a signal that we need something...water, food. Don't know.
I get sleepy right after I work out too. Within an hour I'm good to go and energized for the day but, for that hour I have to rely on caffine to keep my behind awake. LOL. I do take a 1 hour nap in the early afternoon to replenish myself (thats about when my second wind dies off). I do realize that sometimes what I eat the day before or right before I exercise plays a big role in how I feel afterwards too.
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7/1/08 6:12 P
always. I know some people exercise in the am but if they do it in the pm they are wide awake... not me. I exercise right before bed and sleep like a baby. If I try to exercise in the morning before work I can't stay awake!
I've been getting really sleepy and ready to take a nap about 45 minutes after my workouts. I've been doing about 30 minutes of Taebo and 30 more minutes on the treadmill after that. Does anyone else here get sleepy too?
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