Both during endurance training and in our day-to-day life, the energy we have underpins our performance, mood and efficiency when carrying out our tasks.
A constant lack of energy can drain motivation and lead to lack of interest, reducing our physical performance or even leading to chronic fatigue. A lack of energy not only during training but also in our everyday life may be down to stress, a poor intake of nutrients, lack of water, lack of rest or poor-quality sleep, improper absorption of foods and a sedentary lifestyle. As such, doing physical exercise, eating a healthy diet and resting properly are essential factors to recover energy levels. However, in specific cases, such as for sportsmen or women or individuals with illnesses or nutritional deficiencies, it may be necessary to use dietary supplements to cater for the needs.
If the lack of energy continues and the situation fails to improve, it is advisable to seek a doctor’s advice to try and identify the source of the problem.