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Exhausted? Then go for a jog

A riddle:
Our children are full of it. It comes bottled in a drink. We want more of it.

To find out what it is

ENERGY! You know you'd love to get more of it and with all the hype over energy drinks and corporate cat naps, we're all trying to figure out the best way to get more energy. A recent study from the University of Georgia has found overwhelming evidence that the best way to combat fatigue and sluggishness is with regular exercise. I know it seems counterintuitive that a good jog could help when you are feeling like you have no more to give, but from healthy adults to those with chronic conditions, everyone benefits from exercise. It was even found that exercise worked better than medications in combating fatigue. That's refreshing, isn't it?

Fit's Tip: Before reaching for another energy drink or caffeinated soda, you may want to reach for your sneakers. RedBull is not cheap, so instead of putting your money towards energy drinks, put it towards a gym membership.

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JEJJessica JEJJessica 9 years
Motivation is hard, I found that if I would pack gym clothes to take with me to work, I could make myself workout either in the company workout facility or the gym more often than if I told myself I would get up in the morning or do it when I got home. I also found that joining a class at the gym with familiar faces made myself accountable for my routine more so than when I worked out alone. Another friend suggested that if you hate gyms, sign up for a marathon. That way there is a goal in mind and you are doing the workouts for two reasons. My question is this: I am working out fairly regularly, but I have trouble falling asleep at night and am very tired at work which causes a lack of motivation and energy. I am wondering what are some tips in energizing when it's not possible to grab the sneakers and run.
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
Exercise is really effective in making you awake. It is so true. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
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cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I hear ya purple! That is my deal. I am tired when I get home and too tired in the morning and it is tough! I will tell you though, the other day I woke up and thought "I will work out today". I told myself that during work as i thought about it and when I got home...i just did it...infact, i was thinking to myself while getting dressed "I can't believe I am going to work out!" I don't know if that will work for you, but I thought about it for a good week before it happened :-)
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
That's great info Fit, but when you're feeling so tired, how do you make yourself put your sneakers on and go outside to jog when your comfy bed or sofa is calling your name? That's what the scientists should really be working on...
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