How to Increase Your Stamina

In addition to diet, sleep is essential for building good stamina. The body is a complex machine and needs ample rest to function at its peak. Hence, avoid watching TV or computer screens one hour before bedtime and make sure that you have had your last meal three hours before going to sleep. You can also learn some exercises from a trainer or from videos online. An effective exercise plan will not only improve your stamina, but also develop muscle strength and flexibility.

Star jumps are among the most effective exercises for building stamina. These exercises strengthen the heart and make you more flexible and agile. Begin in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart and bend your knees to a 90-degree angle. As you bend your knees, spread your arms as if you are making a star. Repeat to build up your stamina. Do not be tempted to skip this exercise.

To build your stamina, you can gradually increase the number of hours of exercise you do each week. Aim for around an hour of exercise a day, and build up your endurance over time. Ideally, you should increase your running speed by ten to twenty percent each week. However, be careful not to overload yourself by performing several workouts at the same time. Try a combination of workouts to maximize your stamina.