To increase your strength, you may do all the exercises you want but if you have no energy to do it for a prolonged period of time, those exercises will not be as effective as they can be. Increasing your stamina will allow you to endure discomfort or stress for a longer period of time when you’re exercising or doing any physical activity and reduces fatigue and exhaustion. The following are some ways you may be able to have higher stamina.
The most obvious route to having higher stamina is also the one where people avoid the most due to it being most tiring. However, there is no rest for the wicked and no shortcuts. However, constant exercise will build up your stamina and it may be hard at first but you will gradually get used to it and even fall in love with the routine once you are used to it.
Now this one is quite the opposite, as it requires the least amount of effort and minimal movement. Meditation, and in extension yoga as well, can help increase stamina by focusing on your ability to deal with stress. It has been proven through studies that meditation assists in increasing endurance, having less fatigue and in addition improves one’s sense of well-being.
Focusing more on the mental side than physical improvements, listening to music can significantly increase your cardiac efficiency. According to some studies, when listening to music while exercising, the participants’ heart rates all lower especially when listening to music that they themselves chose, putting forth less effort in exercising. Therefore, this could be the other reason that Olympians always come out with headphones on other than to hype them up, and they know clearly the benefits of listening to music before a big event.
Once again going to the example of sportsmen, particularly swimmers, a study took nine male swimmers and got them to ingest a 3-milligram dose of caffeine just 1 hour before their freestyle sprints. The result was amazing as all the swimmers improved their sprint times without any increase in heart rates. This is the reason why coffee is such a well-known source of energy as caffeine can give you a boost on non-exercise days and in the morning.
Ashwagandha is a herb that is beneficial for anyone’s overall health and vitality, and particularly in our case, to increase stamina. It has been proven before by a study that after athletes took 300g of Ashwagandha capsules for 12 weeks, their cardiorespiratory endurance were significantly improved as well as their quality of life in general. Ashwagandha can also be used to boost cognitive function along with reducing stress.