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Does exercise leave you fatigued, in pain or discomfort?

"I can't do this anymore!"

Firstly, workouts do need to be challenging in order for your body to adapt, HOWEVER experiencing exhaustion and/or pain that doesn't subside within a short while, or picking up "niggles" is a sign something is a miss!

Regular and varied exercise or movement is what I would refer to as a "life non-negotiable". When something needs to "give" in daily life, it's NOT exercise.

Exercise should be varied and regular to support your current and future physical and mental health - at least 3 hours a week (or building up to that). It should leave you feeling energised, mobile, strong and calm, not exhausted, tired, achey or in pain.

By varied, I mean exercise that includes cardio, weighted or bodyweight resistance, and mobility, flexibility and relaxation (i.e. actual relaxation - no screens!).