4 ways exercise can give your energy levels a boost
Friday, 4 September · 1 min read

If you're feeling low on energy, exercise can give you the boost you need and help to reduce fatigue.

This is because exercise is thought to:

  • promote longer and more restful sleep — to restore energy and make you feel more alert
  • strengthen your heart and improve your overall fitness — helping you to feel less tired and make everyday tasks less draining
  • release feelgood chemicals called endorphins which help to lift your mood
  • increase blood flow to your brain — which may help you to think more clearly

You should aim for about 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, such as walking briskly or cycling.

But you don’t have to do it all at once. In fact, it may be best to start slowly and focus on doing a little bit each day — doing too much too fast can increase your risk of injury.

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This month's exercise is next month's health.


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