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Another Reason to Exercise: It Gives You Energy

When you are feeling chronically fatigued, chances are high the last thing you want to do is exercise. However, a new study shows that a little exercise might just be what you need.

Researchers found that young adults, who complained they were tired all the time, benefited from exercising three days a week for 25 minutes, which included a warm up. Study participants who biked for exercise at a low intensity, had the greatest gains in energy and they didn't even need to break a sweat. None of the participants became exercise fanatics; most stayed sedentary except for their time on the stationary bike, yet they felt a 20 percent boost in their energy levels.

Take home message: If you are feeling tired don't melt into oblivion on your couch, get up and exercise.


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Kirst77 Kirst77 5 years
I told my brother the other day that exercise gives him more energy and he should exercise before work, he totally dismissed me as being completely wrong, so glad to see I was actually right :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
This is soooooooooo true.
imLissy imLissy 9 years
I dunno, I exercise every day, get at least 8 hours of sleep each night... I'm still tired! Though I think I may be fighting a cold at the moment. Usually I'm sleepy enough to fall asleep at work though. Maybe I'm just bored.
marcella marcella 9 years
i go to the gym during lunch, and it helps me make it through the rest of the day at work. i can definitely tell that my energy level drops if i don't go.
ur_momm ur_momm 9 years
this is what i keep trying to tell my boyfriend he used to work a physically demanding job and now he works at a desk all day and he is pooped out by 8:00. i keep telling him if he walks the dog more or joins a gym, he's not gonna be so tired anymore. hopefully one day, he'll listen!
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
This is so true!! I couldnt understand why i had no energy since i got my sleep and i wasnt doing much that was tiring. DUH! Once i got back into my exercise routine...i felt so much more energized. Its been so good that i have been staying on top of all my household chores!! Thats a milestone for me!! ;) just TONS happier too!
melizzle melizzle 9 years
When I exercise in the morning, I always feel more peppy and energized all day.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
When I exercise, my sleep that night is also 100% better. I rarely wake up, and if I do I can get back to sleep fairly quickly.
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