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Increase Movement to Increase Energy

If you've been feeling extra tired lately, and skipping workouts due to your lethargy, then it's time to rethink your thinking.

Even though it seems a bit counterintuitive, exercise will not strip you of the little bit of energy you may have left in you. In fact, new research has found that sedentary people who seem to always be tired can increase their energy levels by 20 percent and decrease their fatigue by 65 percent just by engaging in regular, low intensity exercise. Even if you're not sedentary, exercise still increases your energy. Drag yourself off the couch and just do it; and use the mantra, "I will feel better when I am done," to keep going.

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Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
i have to force myself to ooze off the couch when i'm lethargic or just plain tired/lazy. i make myself move, either by doing a quick dance to a song or go for a small walk around the neighborhood. afterwards i do feel quite a bit better.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i'm the same way - wehn i'm BEAT in the morning, if i can manage to somehow get a workout in, then i find that i'm a bit more awake at work. it's not an ALL THE TIME thing, but at least some of the time it works. i also find that after a workout after my work day, that i have more energy even when i thought that i had hit my wall...so it's not always a bad thing.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always think of this when I have to wake up at 2:30 am for work. I get up and work out and as soon as I get warmed up, I'm wide awake.
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