Are you, or do you know, a woman who feels completely wiped out a day or two after exercising? Are you tired of friends and family picking on you, calling you a wimp or complaining you have no staying power?
Instead of spending your time defending yourself, it could just be time to seek medical attention. This is particularly true if, besides exhaustion, your symptoms include body aches, brain fog, headaches, insomnia, listlessness, muscle spasms and unexplained weight gain. You could be suffering from mitochondrial dysfunction.
Stress, exposure to toxins and lack of sleep can deplete key nutrients from the mitochondria – the energy engines inside every cell of the body. The body requires ATP to recover from the physical strain of exercise, explained Dr. Jill Carnahan. Without them, fatigue, brain fog and body aches can set in during or up to two days after working out.
If this sounds like you, read carefully the steps which are listed below. They can help revitalize mitochondria within two weeks. Until then, limit yourself to low-impact activities such as walking or yoga to avoid further draining your mitochondria.